San FranciscoDecember 2019

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). December 2019 figures are current as of December 20, 2019.

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Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
– Pay by Job Title
– Pay by Industry
– Pay by Employer Size

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San Francisco Quick Facts

December 2019 YoY
San Francisco Open Jobs 140,029 -3.6%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,641,516 -1.8%
San Francisco Median Pay $ 74,844 3.2%
U.S. Median Pay $ 54,614 2.3%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Consulting 2,359 -2.7%
Marketing & Advertising 2,123 -14.8%
Accounting & Legal 1,386 -17.9%
Private Security 642 -35.0%
Other Business Services 292 -65.7%
Subtotal 6,802 -19.4%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Real Estate 1,924 1.8%
Construction 1,412 7.5%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,164 -2.8%
Facilities 770 6.2%
Subtotal 5,268 2.8%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Travel & Tourism 2,241 -12.3%
Beauty & Fitness 1,692 -10.6%
Arts & Entertainment 1,194 -20.8%
Automotive 844 -28.5%
Media & Publishing 792 -10.8%
Telecommunications 644 -29.6%
Other Consumer Services 352 -18.2%
Subtotal 7,760 -17.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 4,222 -19.2%
Insurance 1,223 -15.8%
Subtotal 5,445 -18.5%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 6,434 4.5%
Subtotal 6,434 4.5%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 16,626 10.2%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 4,892 8.8%
Subtotal 21,518 9.9%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 5,402 7.3%
Energy & Utilities 900 -23.3%
Aerospace & Defense 274 -12.0%
Other Production 142 -1.6%
Subtotal 6,718 0.8%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 5,790 5.2%
Government 3,136 -1.3%
Nonprofit 1,581 2.0%
Subtotal 10,507 2.7%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 7,779 -26.6%
Supermarkets 2,719 2.6%
Consumer Electronics 106 -34.6%
Subtotal 10,604 -20.9%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Computer Software & Hardware 12,435 -16.6%
Internet & Tech 7,925 14.6%
Information Technology 5,228 2.7%
Subtotal 25,588 -5.0%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 2,710 -24.6%
Wholesale 472 -21.5%
Subtotal 3,183 -24.2%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 25,703 20.1%
51-200 18,249 -6.8%
201-500 14,972 19.9%
501-1000 6,678 -8.8%
1001-5000 19,764 -10.9%
5000+ 46,756 -14.1%
Other 7,906 -0.1%
Total 5,641,516 -1.8%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 75,552 2.9%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 129,238 3.0%
Research Assistant $ 40,536 2.7%
Teacher $ 71,192 4.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 93,438 2.7%
Design Engineer $ 99,807 5.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 106,599 1.9%
Field Engineer $ 81,798 0.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 100,534 1.7%
Quality Engineer $ 96,095 2.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 76,211 3.2%
Bank Teller $ 37,848 2.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 68,181 4.0%
Financial Advisor $ 74,493 8.3%
Financial Analyst $ 87,045 2.0%
Insurance Agent $ 53,893 4.3%
Loan Officer $ 64,577 13.3%
Tax Manager $ 119,824 1.9%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 32,679 4.0%
Bartender $ 43,003 -0.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 39,626 3.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 65,702 3.5%
Server $ 41,259 3.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 42,477 5.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 46,808 6.1%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 64,873 1.1%
Medical Assistant $ 52,230 3.9%
Medical Technologist $ 76,668 2.8%
Pharmacist $ 141,641 0.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 50,579 6.0%
Physical Therapist $ 101,816 -0.0%
Registered Nurse $ 121,625 2.9%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 107,081 2.3%
Recruiter $ 80,645 5.3%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 57,810 3.7%
Delivery Driver $ 52,518 2.8%
Machine Operator $ 53,830 7.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 62,588 5.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 54,001 2.9%
Technician $ 62,733 3.2%
Truck Driver $ 69,764 2.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 56,166 2.6%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 158,587 4.4%
Paralegal $ 76,647 2.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 99,633 3.7%
Material Handler $ 47,233 4.0%
Process Engineer $ 103,280 3.1%
Production Manager $ 93,439 3.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 90,844 4.8%
Technical Editor $ 67,947 3.2%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 77,923 2.3%
Operations Manager $ 96,996 3.1%
Security Officer $ 56,842 6.3%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 60,710 3.7%
Business Analyst $ 90,607 2.6%
Business Development Manager $ 98,177 3.2%
Communications Manager $ 106,550 1.3%
Consultant $ 100,960 2.3%
Customer Service Manager $ 74,547 1.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 51,843 4.8%
Marketing Manager $ 106,320 1.9%
Office Manager $ 70,912 3.4%
Product Manager $ 138,185 1.9%
Program Manager $ 106,309 -0.4%
Project Manager $ 100,367 1.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 78,634 5.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 82,386 4.3%
Cashier $ 36,527 3.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 41,267 5.9%
Store Manager $ 70,127 4.8%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 88,607 4.2%
Sales Representative $ 67,370 5.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 95,096 4.6%
Data Scientist $ 144,067 2.5%
IT Manager $ 125,883 3.9%
Java Developer $ 104,442 -1.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 96,621 3.6%
Software Engineer $ 128,168 3.7%
Solutions Architect $ 138,474 0.3%
Systems Engineer $ 107,067 2.3%
Technical Support $ 68,420 2.1%
UX Designer $ 113,018 5.3%
Web Designer $ 84,255 2.8%
Web Developer $ 107,534 7.0%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 75,327
Aerospace & Defense $ 78,387
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 75,549
Arts & Entertainment $ 65,609
Automotive $ 67,681
Banking & Financial Services $ 73,936
Beauty & Fitness $ 67,822
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 78,408
Business Services $ 71,149
Computer Software & Hardware $ 76,735
Construction $ 73,508
Consulting $ 74,849
Consumer Electronics $ 66,184
Consumer Services $ 67,086
Education & Schools $ 68,545
Energy & Utilities $ 80,522
Facilities $ 67,147
Farming & Agriculture $ 73,593
Government $ 73,740
Health Care & Hospitals $ 72,505
Information Technology $ 72,734
Insurance $ 74,043
Internet & Tech $ 75,308
Manufacturing $ 75,498
Marketing & Advertising $ 70,112
Media & Publishing $ 70,887
Nonprofit $ 67,260
Private Security $ 67,889
Real Estate $ 71,385
Recruiting & Staffing $ 69,132
Restaurants & Bars $ 67,424
Retail $ 67,805
Supermarkets $ 69,327
Telecommunications $ 71,800
Transportation & Logistics $ 72,437
Travel & Tourism $ 68,495
Wholesale $ 72,268

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 67,981
51-200 $ 70,757
201-500 $ 72,134
501-1000 $ 73,169
1001-5000 $ 74,692
5000+ $ 76,063