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Los AngelesJanuary 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. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 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 $ 57,119 1.8%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 113,228 -1.5%
Research Assistant $ 34,321 -0.2%
Teacher $ 60,726 2.1%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 79,516 -0.1%
Design Engineer $ 86,291 2.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,974 1.8%
Field Engineer $ 77,518 2.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 82,280 1.6%
Quality Engineer $ 81,905 0.4%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,170 0.6%
Bank Teller $ 31,266 3.5%
Claims Adjuster $ 57,646 1.7%
Financial Advisor $ 57,784 1.9%
Financial Analyst $ 70,971 1.9%
Insurance Agent $ 45,986 -0.5%
Loan Officer $ 47,999 -3.2%
Tax Manager $ 113,744 0.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 27,204 2.9%
Bartender $ 32,792 -1.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 33,068 6.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 59,459 -0.5%
Server $ 33,346 2.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 34,601 1.9%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 34,969 3.1%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 49,813 2.1%
Medical Assistant $ 38,102 2.1%
Medical Technologist $ 63,853 4.6%
Pharmacist $ 135,675 1.7%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,731 2.5%
Physical Therapist $ 90,588 0.0%
Registered Nurse $ 90,676 1.9%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 85,148 2.3%
Recruiter $ 60,410 1.6%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,837 1.6%
Delivery Driver $ 41,872 4.5%
Machine Operator $ 36,943 -1.4%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,366 2.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 41,770 -0.6%
Technician $ 52,491 1.2%
Truck Driver $ 56,052 3.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 47,656 3.2%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 128,421 1.5%
Paralegal $ 60,876 3.9%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,971 2.0%
Material Handler $ 38,628 2.3%
Process Engineer $ 84,563 1.9%
Production Manager $ 80,696 2.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 79,603 2.9%
Technical Editor $ 60,300 1.5%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 61,191 1.1%
Operations Manager $ 75,151 0.6%
Security Officer $ 37,745 2.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 47,202 1.0%
Business Analyst $ 74,983 2.3%
Business Development Manager $ 79,248 0.2%
Communications Manager $ 81,894 0.7%
Consultant $ 91,645 0.2%
Customer Service Manager $ 62,708 -0.1%
Customer Service Representative $ 42,409 2.4%
Marketing Manager $ 84,151 1.2%
Office Manager $ 55,976 0.3%
Product Manager $ 104,088 1.5%
Program Manager $ 89,764 -0.2%
Project Manager $ 84,883 0.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 60,625 1.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 63,704 2.4%
Cashier $ 30,624 3.1%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,240 0.8%
Store Manager $ 60,658 1.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,861 0.4%
Sales Representative $ 53,411 3.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 72,356 2.1%
Data Scientist $ 114,432 0.1%
Java Developer $ 87,685 0.0%
Network Engineer $ 86,036 3.0%
Programmer Analyst $ 79,021 -0.3%
Software Engineer $ 99,732 2.1%
Solutions Architect $ 115,327 -0.3%
Systems Engineer $ 92,409 2.8%
Technical Support $ 55,441 4.1%
UX Designer $ 88,241 0.0%
Web Designer $ 63,315 2.9%
Web Developer $ 79,591 3.3%

Los Angeles Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
Los Angeles Median Pay $ 59,906 1.5%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 202,713 22.4%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 6,762,774 1.3%
Total Employment* 6,504,464 2.1%
Unemployment Rate* 3.8% -0.7%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 60,920
Aerospace & Defense $ 63,040
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 60,328
Arts & Entertainment $ 54,390
Automotive $ 55,055
Banking & Financial Services $ 59,516
Beauty & Fitness $ 53,938
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 62,632
Business Services $ 56,673
Computer Software & Hardware $ 61,655
Construction $ 60,079
Consulting $ 61,188
Consumer Electronics $ 53,270
Consumer Services $ 53,327
Education & Schools $ 55,379
Energy & Utilities $ 64,750
Facilities $ 55,087
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,444
Government $ 59,618
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,508
Information Technology $ 60,482
Insurance $ 60,295
Internet & Tech $ 60,494
Manufacturing $ 60,829
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,797
Media & Publishing $ 58,237
Nonprofit $ 56,707
Private Security $ 54,842
Real Estate $ 57,537
Recruiting & Staffing $ 57,320
Restaurants & Bars $ 55,163
Retail $ 55,206
Supermarkets $ 56,168
Telecommunications $ 58,316
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,246
Travel & Tourism $ 56,350
Wholesale $ 58,632

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 54,034
51-200 $ 56,333
201-500 $ 57,358
501-1000 $ 58,271
1001-5000 $ 59,566
5000+ $ 60,582