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Los AngelesAugust 2018

Methodology: Based on millions of anonymous salary reports shared on Glassdoor. The Local Pay Reports apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to estimate median annual base pay for full-time workers. August 2018 figures are current as of August 20, 2018. Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core based statistical areas” (CBSAs). All 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 seasonally adjusted. (*) denotes Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 58,416 3.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 111,493 -0.1%
Research Assistant $ 33,926 1.6%
Teacher $ 62,251 3.0%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 81,218 2.9%
Design Engineer $ 86,095 3.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 87,644 1.5%
Field Engineer $ 75,209 0.5%
Mechanical Engineer $ 83,422 2.7%
Quality Engineer $ 83,618 2.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,423 3.1%
Bank Teller $ 33,511 8.2%
Claims Adjuster $ 58,989 3.1%
Financial Advisor $ 59,572 6.2%
Financial Analyst $ 72,379 3.4%
Insurance Agent $ 44,831 -4.6%
Loan Officer $ 48,431 3.7%
Tax Manager $ 106,679 1.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,723 5.0%
Bartender $ 36,009 6.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 33,495 4.5%
Restaurant Manager $ 58,277 0.5%
Server $ 34,294 4.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,252 4.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 35,662 4.7%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 50,841 3.1%
Medical Assistant $ 36,817 3.8%
Medical Technologist $ 63,637 2.2%
Pharmacist $ 133,528 2.3%
Pharmacy Technician $ 38,059 6.0%
Physical Therapist $ 89,899 -1.3%
Registered Nurse $ 89,526 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 88,474 4.9%
Recruiter $ 61,113 0.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 41,729 0.9%
Delivery Driver $ 42,404 2.4%
Machine Operator $ 38,022 0.9%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,608 1.0%
Maintenance Worker $ 45,089 7.7%
Technician $ 52,057 2.0%
Truck Driver $ 56,184 4.4%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,006 -2.2%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 131,093 4.3%
Paralegal $ 61,695 1.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,857 1.6%
Material Handler $ 38,881 5.4%
Process Engineer $ 86,796 2.7%
Production Manager $ 79,594 3.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 75,842 -1.0%
Technical Editor $ 61,649 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 64,057 3.8%
Operations Manager $ 78,008 0.6%
Security Officer $ 38,338 3.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 49,312 2.7%
Business Analyst $ 76,684 2.4%
Business Development Manager $ 83,403 3.6%
Communications Manager $ 83,692 -0.3%
Consultant $ 89,491 1.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 64,472 4.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,005 2.9%
Marketing Manager $ 84,897 1.7%
Office Manager $ 57,519 3.0%
Product Manager $ 106,865 3.3%
Program Manager $ 89,829 0.0%
Project Manager $ 82,861 -1.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 64,971 6.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 64,606 2.7%
Cashier $ 31,398 5.3%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,827 3.9%
Store Manager $ 61,880 2.6%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,466 2.3%
Sales Representative $ 55,232 1.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 71,777 1.8%
Data Scientist $ 116,907 1.5%
Java Developer $ 89,279 3.5%
Network Engineer $ 79,328 -6.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 80,893 4.4%
Software Engineer $ 99,355 2.9%
Solutions Architect $ 116,949 2.6%
Systems Engineer $ 90,992 1.6%
Technical Support $ 54,642 3.1%
UX Designer $ 90,832 2.4%
Web Designer $ 65,635 1.8%
Web Developer $ 80,688 3.7%

Los Angeles Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
Los Angeles Median Pay $ 61,137 2.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 253,315 28.2%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 61,776
Aerospace & Defense $ 63,721
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 61,420
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,623
Automotive $ 55,441
Banking & Financial Services $ 60,456
Beauty & Fitness $ 54,128
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 63,953
Business Services $ 57,681
Computer Software & Hardware $ 62,282
Construction $ 60,088
Consulting $ 61,943
Consumer Electronics $ 54,762
Consumer Services $ 54,584
Education & Schools $ 55,912
Energy & Utilities $ 65,325
Facilities $ 56,856
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,039
Government $ 60,401
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,954
Information Technology $ 60,198
Insurance $ 59,873
Internet & Tech $ 62,242
Manufacturing $ 61,352
Marketing & Advertising $ 57,238
Media & Publishing $ 58,006
Nonprofit $ 55,745
Private Security $ 54,699
Real Estate $ 58,100
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,044
Restaurants & Bars $ 54,677
Retail $ 55,251
Supermarkets $ 56,345
Telecommunications $ 58,829
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,987
Travel & Tourism $ 55,983
Wholesale $ 58,670

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 55,244
51-200 $ 57,538
201-500 $ 58,757
501-1000 $ 59,446
1001-5000 $ 61,069
5000+ $ 61,803