United StatesNovember 2020

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.

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U.S. Quick Facts

November 2020 YoY
U.S. Open Jobs 5,548,118 -4.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 55,836 4.1%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Marketing & Advertising 67,491 15.3%
Consulting 59,232 -24.2%
Accounting & Legal 35,120 -35.4%
Private Security 22,386 5.9%
Other Business Services 8,286 -30.3%
Subtotal 192,516 -14.1%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 55,864 -23.0%
Facilities 45,031 4.0%
Real Estate 44,526 -9.2%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 27,830 -40.1%
Subtotal 173,250 -18.0%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Automotive 95,406 -4.5%
Beauty & Fitness 58,274 -23.5%
Travel & Tourism 42,844 -50.4%
Telecommunications 33,974 -8.5%
Arts & Entertainment 30,598 -41.1%
Other Consumer Services 21,195 39.7%
Media & Publishing 13,864 -42.4%
Subtotal 296,154 -24.2%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 109,099 -17.9%
Insurance 68,396 -8.5%
Subtotal 177,494 -14.5%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 485,597 -10.2%
Subtotal 485,597 -10.2%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 901,290 6.4%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 76,630 1.4%
Subtotal 977,920 6.0%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 206,360 -9.2%
Aerospace & Defense 55,401 -37.9%
Energy & Utilities 36,035 -26.6%
Other Production 9,041 -10.4%
Subtotal 306,837 -18.3%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 148,457 -30.6%
Government 119,510 -3.2%
Nonprofit 58,656 -18.4%
Subtotal 326,622 -20.2%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 431,402 -15.4%
Supermarkets 97,789 5.7%
Consumer Electronics 10,510 -13.6%
Subtotal 539,701 -12.2%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Internet & Tech 241,298 162.4%
Computer Software & Hardware 147,110 -4.3%
Information Technology 111,424 -39.3%
Subtotal 499,831 16.4%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 279,513 4.8%
Wholesale 27,546 -4.9%
Subtotal 307,059 3.9%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 597,566 11.9%
51-200 493,924 -0.7%
201-500 448,969 -5.6%
501-1000 307,751 -15.2%
1001-5000 777,588 -17.8%
5000+ 2,429,622 -4.0%
Other 492,698 4.5%
Total 5,548,118 -4.6%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 48,709 3.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 90,451 2.4%
Research Assistant $ 32,084 2.1%
Teacher $ 48,977 1.1%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 73,520 3.9%
Design Engineer $ 76,695 3.8%
Electrical Engineer $ 83,857 5.6%
Field Engineer $ 74,078 3.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 79,969 5.1%
Quality Engineer $ 77,065 3.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 60,190 3.8%
Bank Teller $ 34,091 3.6%
Claims Adjuster $ 56,438 2.8%
Financial Advisor $ 57,908 1.3%
Financial Analyst $ 67,201 4.4%
Insurance Agent $ 55,836 4.1%
Loan Officer $ 57,158 12.2%
Tax Manager $ 91,265 0.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 28,650 6.2%
Bartender $ 38,732 7.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 34,607 9.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,692 3.1%
Server $ 36,876 5.9%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 55,836 4.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 55,836 4.1%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 47,195 3.4%
Medical Assistant $ 35,409 3.1%
Medical Technologist $ 56,949 2.1%
Pharmacist $ 115,079 0.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 35,578 3.9%
Physical Therapist $ 78,835 1.3%
Registered Nurse $ 70,411 2.4%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 75,892 4.8%
Recruiter $ 54,203 1.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 46,646 6.6%
Delivery Driver $ 46,222 8.7%
Machine Operator $ 43,552 3.3%
Maintenance Technician $ 48,105 2.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,297 8.4%
Technician $ 49,774 2.6%
Truck Driver $ 59,086 6.1%
Warehouse Associate $ 45,733 4.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 108,014 5.8%
Paralegal $ 53,269 3.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 76,879 1.8%
Material Handler $ 41,089 3.9%
Process Engineer $ 82,760 3.4%
Production Manager $ 72,064 4.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 53,985 0.3%
Technical Editor $ 56,659 4.1%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 59,879 5.3%
Operations Manager $ 74,572 5.2%
Security Officer $ 37,655 6.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 43,864 3.2%
Business Analyst $ 69,712 5.0%
Business Development Manager $ 72,475 4.5%
Communications Manager $ 69,837 3.1%
Consultant $ 75,526 3.1%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,276 3.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 42,676 4.0%
Marketing Manager $ 68,495 2.8%
Office Manager $ 50,696 4.7%
Product Manager $ 98,840 4.9%
Program Manager $ 79,794 4.8%
Project Manager $ 78,310 3.5%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 55,695 3.6%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 62,422 3.4%
Cashier $ 32,843 5.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 32,814 3.1%
Store Manager $ 52,302 3.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 68,747 5.2%
Sales Representative $ 52,567 4.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 65,956 3.6%
Data Scientist $ 100,306 4.4%
IT Manager $ 85,423 2.8%
Java Developer $ 80,790 9.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 70,860 0.0%
Software Engineer $ 92,379 4.4%
Solutions Architect $ 111,541 5.5%
Systems Engineer $ 83,457 5.0%
Technical Support $ 55,836 4.1%
UX Designer $ 78,010 3.3%
Web Designer $ 56,647 4.8%
Web Developer $ 69,540 1.6%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,285
Aerospace & Defense $ 58,531
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 56,171
Arts & Entertainment $ 48,335
Automotive $ 49,147
Banking & Financial Services $ 55,137
Beauty & Fitness $ 47,998
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 58,274
Business Services $ 51,719
Computer Software & Hardware $ 57,206
Construction $ 55,052
Consulting $ 56,477
Consumer Electronics $ 47,222
Consumer Services $ 50,236
Education & Schools $ 50,149
Energy & Utilities $ 60,962
Facilities $ 49,637
Farming & Agriculture $ 54,515
Government $ 55,121
Health Care & Hospitals $ 53,898
Information Technology $ 53,439
Insurance $ 55,044
Internet & Tech $ 56,154
Manufacturing $ 56,170
Marketing & Advertising $ 52,221
Media & Publishing $ 52,560
Nonprofit $ 50,274
Private Security $ 49,787
Real Estate $ 52,668
Recruiting & Staffing $ 51,549
Restaurants & Bars $ 49,439
Retail $ 50,242
Supermarkets $ 50,048
Telecommunications $ 52,363
Transportation & Logistics $ 53,665
Travel & Tourism $ 50,918
Wholesale $ 52,545

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 50,406
51-200 $ 52,567
201-500 $ 53,447
501-1000 $ 54,342
1001-5000 $ 55,531
5000+ $ 56,489

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. Job openings are reported as the 4-week trailing average of the most recent data for the month. 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). November 2020 figures are current as of November 23, 2020.

A list of frequently asked questions is available here. Complete methodology is available here.