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Los AngelesNovember 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. November 2018 figures are current as of November 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 $ 58,741 2.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 113,472 1.6%
Research Assistant $ 34,041 1.7%
Teacher $ 62,829 2.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 82,804 4.1%
Design Engineer $ 85,439 -0.1%
Electrical Engineer $ 89,146 2.6%
Field Engineer $ 77,393 2.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 84,278 3.1%
Quality Engineer $ 84,155 2.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 62,410 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 34,095 9.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 58,695 2.0%
Financial Advisor $ 59,062 4.5%
Financial Analyst $ 72,536 2.8%
Insurance Agent $ 47,421 -0.5%
Loan Officer $ 47,409 -0.3%
Tax Manager $ 108,942 1.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,759 4.4%
Bartender $ 35,456 4.8%
Restaurant Cook $ 33,931 4.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 59,348 2.3%
Server $ 33,710 2.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,619 3.5%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 36,025 3.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 51,091 3.3%
Medical Assistant $ 36,812 2.0%
Medical Technologist $ 63,848 1.2%
Pharmacist $ 133,803 0.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 38,261 5.7%
Physical Therapist $ 92,745 0.4%
Registered Nurse $ 90,299 2.2%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 87,981 2.7%
Recruiter $ 61,479 1.6%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 42,853 4.4%
Delivery Driver $ 43,327 3.3%
Machine Operator $ 38,511 2.9%
Maintenance Technician $ 47,620 2.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,423 6.3%
Technician $ 52,619 3.4%
Truck Driver $ 56,334 4.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,296 0.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 132,297 5.0%
Paralegal $ 63,806 2.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 81,606 1.7%
Material Handler $ 38,678 3.0%
Process Engineer $ 87,040 2.2%
Production Manager $ 80,555 3.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 76,584 -3.3%
Technical Editor $ 61,809 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 65,589 4.9%
Operations Manager $ 78,497 1.4%
Security Officer $ 39,159 4.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 50,167 4.0%
Business Analyst $ 76,962 1.7%
Business Development Manager $ 83,490 2.3%
Communications Manager $ 84,886 0.4%
Consultant $ 89,203 0.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 64,590 3.9%
Customer Service Representative $ 44,588 3.6%
Marketing Manager $ 86,054 2.2%
Office Manager $ 58,172 2.9%
Product Manager $ 108,815 3.5%
Program Manager $ 91,525 2.7%
Project Manager $ 81,633 -4.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 63,911 4.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 64,119 1.4%
Cashier $ 31,768 5.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 34,466 1.9%
Store Manager $ 61,967 2.8%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 75,747 2.9%
Sales Representative $ 56,535 3.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 72,939 2.1%
Data Scientist $ 118,839 1.7%
IT Manager $ 106,847 1.6%
Java Developer $ 90,296 4.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 81,502 3.8%
Software Engineer $ 99,995 3.4%
Solutions Architect $ 121,575 5.5%
Systems Engineer $ 92,006 1.8%
Technical Support $ 55,723 3.3%
UX Designer $ 90,980 3.0%
Web Designer $ 66,301 2.5%
Web Developer $ 79,281 1.4%

Los Angeles Quick Facts

November 2018 YoY
Los Angeles Median Pay $ 61,798 2.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,943 2.6%
Job Openings 226,960 11.7%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 62,637
Aerospace & Defense $ 64,601
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 62,001
Arts & Entertainment $ 54,397
Automotive $ 56,068
Banking & Financial Services $ 61,194
Beauty & Fitness $ 54,600
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 64,625
Business Services $ 58,652
Computer Software & Hardware $ 63,023
Construction $ 60,767
Consulting $ 62,657
Consumer Electronics $ 55,327
Consumer Services $ 54,895
Education & Schools $ 56,766
Energy & Utilities $ 66,183
Facilities $ 57,771
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,601
Government $ 60,990
Health Care & Hospitals $ 59,737
Information Technology $ 60,731
Insurance $ 60,735
Internet & Tech $ 63,012
Manufacturing $ 62,133
Marketing & Advertising $ 58,052
Media & Publishing $ 58,871
Nonprofit $ 56,436
Private Security $ 55,456
Real Estate $ 58,738
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,684
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,340
Retail $ 55,848
Supermarkets $ 56,943
Telecommunications $ 59,155
Transportation & Logistics $ 59,798
Travel & Tourism $ 56,814
Wholesale $ 59,413

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 55,996
51-200 $ 58,308
201-500 $ 59,612
501-1000 $ 60,290
1001-5000 $ 61,826
5000+ $ 62,621