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Los AngelesMay 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. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 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 $ 57,745 3.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 110,104 -0.3%
Research Assistant $ 33,813 -0.3%
Teacher $ 62,264 3.4%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 81,146 2.0%
Design Engineer $ 85,012 4.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,678 1.9%
Field Engineer $ 76,229 2.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 83,195 3.5%
Quality Engineer $ 82,485 0.6%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,695 2.1%
Bank Teller $ 33,073 7.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 59,420 4.2%
Financial Advisor $ 60,433 6.5%
Financial Analyst $ 71,925 2.7%
Insurance Agent $ 47,408 -1.1%
Loan Officer $ 47,539 -2.2%
Tax Manager $ 116,847 5.7%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 26,993 3.9%
Bartender $ 33,116 -0.1%
Restaurant Cook $ 32,849 2.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 59,834 1.8%
Server $ 33,414 1.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 35,053 3.2%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 35,050 3.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 51,082 2.9%
Medical Assistant $ 38,816 3.7%
Medical Technologist $ 62,705 2.3%
Pharmacist $ 136,739 2.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,988 3.5%
Physical Therapist $ 90,097 -0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 90,601 1.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 84,996 2.1%
Recruiter $ 61,639 1.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,601 2.0%
Delivery Driver $ 41,611 2.9%
Machine Operator $ 37,036 1.6%
Maintenance Technician $ 46,574 2.9%
Maintenance Worker $ 44,302 1.1%
Technician $ 52,171 0.7%
Truck Driver $ 56,919 6.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 48,136 3.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 134,178 3.6%
Paralegal $ 60,527 1.2%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,690 1.6%
Material Handler $ 37,985 4.6%
Process Engineer $ 84,785 1.3%
Production Manager $ 79,222 2.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 78,325 0.3%
Technical Editor $ 63,123 1.8%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 62,004 3.6%
Operations Manager $ 76,870 0.6%
Security Officer $ 38,889 4.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 47,265 1.3%
Business Analyst $ 75,134 1.0%
Business Development Manager $ 80,541 4.7%
Communications Manager $ 79,130 -1.7%
Consultant $ 89,893 1.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 64,126 2.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 43,653 2.6%
Marketing Manager $ 85,640 2.6%
Office Manager $ 57,286 2.5%
Product Manager $ 106,926 2.8%
Program Manager $ 92,181 1.0%
Project Manager $ 84,293 0.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 62,056 3.2%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 63,427 1.7%
Cashier $ 31,536 4.4%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,578 3.8%
Store Manager $ 61,880 2.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 74,998 2.8%
Sales Representative $ 55,305 2.8%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 71,223 1.2%
Data Scientist $ 116,278 0.7%
Java Developer $ 86,790 2.2%
Network Engineer $ 83,109 0.9%
Programmer Analyst $ 80,071 0.5%
Software Engineer $ 98,727 2.2%
Solutions Architect $ 119,329 5.4%
Systems Engineer $ 91,572 2.4%
Technical Support $ 55,267 2.9%
UX Designer $ 89,078 0.3%
Web Designer $ 62,939 1.4%
Web Developer $ 82,041 5.3%

Los Angeles Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
Los Angeles Median Pay $ 60,554 1.8%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 222,658 20.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 59,863
Aerospace & Defense $ 62,118
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 61,272
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,872
Automotive $ 54,437
Banking & Financial Services $ 59,504
Beauty & Fitness $ 55,013
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 62,490
Business Services $ 57,049
Computer Software & Hardware $ 61,405
Construction $ 60,003
Consulting $ 60,744
Consumer Electronics $ 53,531
Consumer Services $ 53,137
Education & Schools $ 55,568
Energy & Utilities $ 65,759
Facilities $ 55,034
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,624
Government $ 59,660
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,421
Information Technology $ 59,510
Insurance $ 59,408
Internet & Tech $ 60,043
Manufacturing $ 60,806
Marketing & Advertising $ 57,042
Media & Publishing $ 57,654
Nonprofit $ 54,774
Private Security $ 54,996
Real Estate $ 57,841
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,219
Restaurants & Bars $ 54,235
Retail $ 54,975
Supermarkets $ 56,410
Telecommunications $ 58,146
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,801
Travel & Tourism $ 55,503
Wholesale $ 58,363

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 54,552
51-200 $ 56,812
201-500 $ 57,957
501-1000 $ 58,795
1001-5000 $ 60,332
5000+ $ 60,962