Los AngelesJanuary 2020

Methodology: The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). January 2020 figures are current as of January 20, 2020.

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 Open Jobs by Employer Size
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Los Angeles Quick Facts

January 2020 YoY
Los Angeles Open Jobs 207,092 -1.3%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,612,853 -3.1%
Los Angeles Median Pay $ 64,277 3.5%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,430 2.6%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Marketing & Advertising 2,802 -7.3%
Consulting 1,989 -14.8%
Accounting & Legal 1,753 -13.6%
Private Security 1,056 -44.2%
Other Business Services 462 -35.9%
Subtotal 8,062 -19.4%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Real Estate 2,454 -2.2%
Construction 2,098 16.3%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,612 -8.8%
Facilities 1,198 -8.4%
Subtotal 7,362 -0.3%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Travel & Tourism 3,893 -20.9%
Media & Publishing 3,761 6.9%
Arts & Entertainment 3,311 -13.4%
Beauty & Fitness 3,042 5.4%
Telecommunications 2,010 31.8%
Automotive 1,998 -1.8%
Other Consumer Services 1,251 108.8%
Subtotal 19,265 -0.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 5,783 -13.3%
Insurance 2,999 13.0%
Subtotal 8,782 -5.8%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 20,532 4.6%
Subtotal 20,532 4.6%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 28,336 4.1%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 3,250 -0.6%
Subtotal 31,586 3.6%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 7,523 -14.5%
Aerospace & Defense 5,386 1.6%
Energy & Utilities 1,203 6.6%
Other Production 99 -28.1%
Subtotal 14,211 -7.5%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 6,950 -21.7%
Government 2,917 -30.9%
Nonprofit 2,865 14.6%
Subtotal 12,732 -18.3%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 12,646 -19.9%
Supermarkets 6,140 6.5%
Consumer Electronics 300 -37.9%
Subtotal 19,085 -13.4%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Information Technology 5,542 -8.3%
Computer Software & Hardware 4,610 -12.6%
Internet & Tech 2,746 -6.1%
Subtotal 12,899 -9.4%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 3,325 -43.3%
Wholesale 781 2.9%
Subtotal 4,106 -38.0%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 27,429 40.2%
51-200 18,561 5.6%
201-500 18,994 -3.6%
501-1000 9,467 -0.4%
1001-5000 36,072 -4.9%
5000+ 82,242 -10.9%
Other 14,328 7.7%
Total 207,092 -1.3%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 60,292 2.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 113,729 4.0%
Research Assistant $ 35,042 4.0%
Teacher $ 65,755 4.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 85,156 3.4%
Design Engineer $ 88,165 4.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 91,034 2.4%
Field Engineer $ 78,922 1.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 86,350 1.9%
Quality Engineer $ 83,399 0.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 64,955 3.6%
Bank Teller $ 34,865 1.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 61,409 3.7%
Financial Advisor $ 63,395 5.6%
Financial Analyst $ 74,508 2.9%
Insurance Agent $ 49,455 4.4%
Loan Officer $ 56,827 15.1%
Tax Manager $ 115,208 2.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 28,142 4.8%
Bartender $ 38,421 0.0%
Restaurant Cook $ 34,773 3.6%
Restaurant Manager $ 61,438 4.0%
Server $ 36,575 3.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 36,722 4.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 37,226 5.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 53,760 2.0%
Medical Assistant $ 38,364 3.9%
Medical Technologist $ 65,789 3.4%
Pharmacist $ 140,624 3.2%
Pharmacy Technician $ 40,308 5.1%
Physical Therapist $ 95,211 1.8%
Registered Nurse $ 94,405 3.3%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 91,446 3.2%
Recruiter $ 65,213 5.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 46,009 3.8%
Delivery Driver $ 45,874 2.3%
Machine Operator $ 42,235 5.4%
Maintenance Technician $ 50,110 5.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 45,831 3.4%
Technician $ 56,197 5.2%
Truck Driver $ 60,377 2.2%
Warehouse Associate $ 45,682 2.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 134,936 2.6%
Paralegal $ 67,826 4.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 84,390 2.9%
Material Handler $ 40,093 3.7%
Process Engineer $ 87,537 2.7%
Production Manager $ 84,611 3.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 84,518 6.0%
Technical Editor $ 61,937 3.5%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 66,686 3.0%
Operations Manager $ 81,519 3.2%
Security Officer $ 42,391 6.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 51,811 4.9%
Business Analyst $ 78,234 3.1%
Business Development Manager $ 85,264 5.2%
Communications Manager $ 86,686 2.9%
Consultant $ 93,303 2.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 65,830 2.2%
Customer Service Representative $ 46,150 5.1%
Marketing Manager $ 87,656 1.9%
Office Manager $ 60,910 3.5%
Product Manager $ 111,401 2.3%
Program Manager $ 93,731 1.5%
Project Manager $ 88,676 2.1%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 67,944 4.4%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 66,681 3.5%
Cashier $ 33,024 3.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,450 5.1%
Store Manager $ 64,002 4.1%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 79,333 4.4%
Sales Representative $ 60,215 7.2%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 76,075 4.1%
Data Scientist $ 122,011 2.6%
IT Manager $ 111,621 4.5%
Java Developer $ 92,632 1.8%
Programmer Analyst $ 84,613 3.9%
Software Engineer $ 104,266 3.9%
Solutions Architect $ 125,341 1.8%
Systems Engineer $ 94,414 1.8%
Technical Support $ 56,896 2.9%
UX Designer $ 95,121 6.0%
Web Designer $ 67,351 2.9%
Web Developer $ 84,188 4.7%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 63,823
Aerospace & Defense $ 66,147
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 63,640
Arts & Entertainment $ 56,109
Automotive $ 56,890
Banking & Financial Services $ 62,717
Beauty & Fitness $ 57,689
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 66,649
Business Services $ 60,006
Computer Software & Hardware $ 64,960
Construction $ 62,010
Consulting $ 63,493
Consumer Electronics $ 55,021
Consumer Services $ 56,704
Education & Schools $ 58,110
Energy & Utilities $ 68,446
Facilities $ 57,419
Farming & Agriculture $ 62,239
Government $ 62,464
Health Care & Hospitals $ 61,425
Information Technology $ 61,393
Insurance $ 62,366
Internet & Tech $ 63,835
Manufacturing $ 63,820
Marketing & Advertising $ 59,194
Media & Publishing $ 60,088
Nonprofit $ 57,345
Private Security $ 57,922
Real Estate $ 59,642
Recruiting & Staffing $ 59,261
Restaurants & Bars $ 56,925
Retail $ 57,521
Supermarkets $ 58,291
Telecommunications $ 61,321
Transportation & Logistics $ 61,273
Travel & Tourism $ 58,179
Wholesale $ 60,876

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 57,679
51-200 $ 60,090
201-500 $ 61,184
501-1000 $ 62,069
1001-5000 $ 63,454
5000+ $ 64,429