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Los AngelesOctober 2017

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. October 2017 figures are current as of October 19, 2017. 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 $ 56,665 1.5%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 112,175 2.2%
Research Assistant $ 34,754 2.0%
Teacher $ 60,656 3.2%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 79,152 1.7%
Design Engineer $ 85,345 1.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 86,372 1.2%
Field Engineer $ 76,195 2.6%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,746 2.6%
Quality Engineer $ 81,808 0.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,015 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 31,159 4.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 57,998 2.9%
Financial Advisor $ 58,174 4.3%
Financial Analyst $ 70,054 1.9%
Insurance Agent $ 48,374 5.7%
Loan Officer $ 48,655 0.9%
Tax Manager $ 110,401 1.7%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 26,903 5.7%
Bartender $ 33,804 1.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 32,086 5.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 60,210 2.6%
Server $ 32,845 2.1%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 33,961 2.7%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 34,228 2.2%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 50,450 3.9%
Medical Assistant $ 37,366 1.3%
Medical Technologist $ 62,976 3.2%
Pharmacist $ 134,704 0.9%
Pharmacy Technician $ 36,287 3.0%
Physical Therapist $ 91,009 1.4%
Registered Nurse $ 89,824 2.5%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 84,523 1.3%
Recruiter $ 61,002 5.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 40,745 4.5%
Delivery Driver $ 40,832 3.6%
Machine Operator $ 37,988 1.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,267 0.3%
Maintenance Worker $ 41,757 -0.1%
Technician $ 52,167 1.1%
Truck Driver $ 56,671 4.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 48,914 4.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 124,115 0.3%
Paralegal $ 60,389 2.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,605 1.8%
Material Handler $ 38,155 3.2%
Process Engineer $ 84,425 2.0%
Production Manager $ 79,156 2.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 77,337 1.9%
Technical Editor $ 59,572 2.0%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 60,145 1.4%
Operations Manager $ 75,237 2.4%
Security Officer $ 37,611 3.3%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 46,491 1.3%
Business Analyst $ 74,212 2.8%
Business Development Manager $ 80,863 4.3%
Communications Manager $ 83,215 2.5%
Consultant $ 91,516 0.5%
Customer Service Manager $ 61,942 0.8%
Customer Service Representative $ 42,367 3.4%
Marketing Manager $ 82,523 0.3%
Office Manager $ 55,743 1.3%
Product Manager $ 102,662 1.5%
Program Manager $ 89,598 1.2%
Project Manager $ 83,676 0.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 61,779 2.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 64,501 3.1%
Cashier $ 30,619 4.1%
Retail Key Holder $ 33,278 1.5%
Store Manager $ 61,062 4.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 72,496 1.3%
Sales Representative $ 53,408 4.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 70,253 1.9%
Data Scientist $ 117,093 1.4%
Java Developer $ 86,672 0.7%
Network Engineer $ 84,542 1.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 76,577 0.6%
Software Engineer $ 97,928 2.5%
Solutions Architect $ 115,072 2.5%
Systems Engineer $ 90,852 2.0%
Technical Support $ 54,318 2.5%
UX Designer $ 90,068 1.0%
Web Designer $ 63,640 4.1%
Web Developer $ 79,674 1.3%

Los Angeles Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
Los Angeles Median Pay $ 59,478 2.0%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 206,442 25.2%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 6,737,326 1.1%
Total Employment* 6,392,632 1.3%
Unemployment Rate* 5.1% -0.2%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 59,948
Aerospace & Defense $ 62,683
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 60,360
Arts & Entertainment $ 53,939
Automotive $ 54,734
Banking & Financial Services $ 58,929
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,755
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 61,809
Business Services $ 56,558
Computer Software & Hardware $ 61,021
Construction $ 59,664
Consulting $ 60,740
Consumer Electronics $ 52,587
Consumer Services $ 52,870
Education & Schools $ 54,799
Energy & Utilities $ 64,090
Facilities $ 54,626
Farming & Agriculture $ 58,952
Government $ 59,041
Health Care & Hospitals $ 57,934
Information Technology $ 60,046
Insurance $ 59,623
Internet & Tech $ 59,777
Manufacturing $ 60,402
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,165
Media & Publishing $ 57,520
Nonprofit $ 55,847
Private Security $ 54,270
Real Estate $ 56,864
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,811
Restaurants & Bars $ 54,712
Retail $ 54,398
Supermarkets $ 55,576
Telecommunications $ 57,955
Transportation & Logistics $ 57,397
Travel & Tourism $ 55,811
Wholesale $ 58,048

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 53,363
51-200 $ 55,599
201-500 $ 56,653
501-1000 $ 57,418
1001-5000 $ 59,157
5000+ $ 59,924