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San FranciscoOctober 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 $ 70,403 1.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 129,643 2.3%
Research Assistant $ 40,314 2.1%
Teacher $ 64,730 3.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 86,323 1.8%
Design Engineer $ 93,833 2.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 96,884 1.3%
Field Engineer $ 78,774 2.7%
Mechanical Engineer $ 93,920 2.7%
Quality Engineer $ 90,690 0.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 70,997 2.3%
Bank Teller $ 33,684 5.0%
Claims Adjuster $ 64,270 3.0%
Financial Advisor $ 67,210 4.4%
Financial Analyst $ 81,975 1.9%
Insurance Agent $ 50,316 5.8%
Loan Officer $ 56,504 1.0%
Tax Manager $ 120,040 1.8%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 29,910 5.8%
Bartender $ 38,228 1.7%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,107 5.3%
Restaurant Manager $ 65,245 2.7%
Server $ 37,890 2.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 39,220 2.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,700 2.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 55,900 4.0%
Medical Assistant $ 49,428 1.4%
Medical Technologist $ 72,022 3.3%
Pharmacist $ 140,926 1.0%
Pharmacy Technician $ 44,766 3.1%
Physical Therapist $ 96,500 1.5%
Registered Nurse $ 113,888 2.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 96,731 1.4%
Recruiter $ 73,902 5.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 51,318 4.6%
Delivery Driver $ 47,776 3.7%
Machine Operator $ 50,865 1.1%
Maintenance Technician $ 57,048 0.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 50,543 -0.1%
Technician $ 57,088 1.2%
Truck Driver $ 65,187 4.7%
Warehouse Associate $ 56,964 4.9%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 140,542 0.4%
Paralegal $ 70,526 2.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 93,061 1.9%
Material Handler $ 43,619 3.3%
Process Engineer $ 96,303 2.1%
Production Manager $ 88,036 2.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 84,212 2.0%
Technical Editor $ 68,132 2.1%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 71,212 1.5%
Operations Manager $ 85,765 2.5%
Security Officer $ 47,821 3.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 53,730 1.4%
Business Analyst $ 85,301 2.9%
Business Development Manager $ 95,026 4.4%
Communications Manager $ 99,794 2.6%
Consultant $ 97,828 0.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 69,820 0.9%
Customer Service Representative $ 47,937 3.5%
Marketing Manager $ 97,824 0.4%
Office Manager $ 64,603 1.4%
Product Manager $ 123,690 1.6%
Program Manager $ 100,674 1.3%
Project Manager $ 93,319 1.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 70,235 2.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 79,529 3.2%
Cashier $ 33,667 4.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,838 1.6%
Store Manager $ 65,805 4.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 79,932 1.3%
Sales Representative $ 60,274 4.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 86,922 2.0%
Data Scientist $ 137,688 1.5%
Java Developer $ 101,291 0.8%
Network Engineer $ 99,324 1.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 87,232 0.7%
Software Engineer $ 119,663 2.6%
Solutions Architect $ 127,201 2.6%
Systems Engineer $ 101,181 2.1%
Technical Support $ 66,040 2.6%
UX Designer $ 105,783 1.1%
Web Designer $ 80,616 4.1%
Web Developer $ 99,844 1.4%

San Francisco Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
San Francisco Median Pay $ 68,023 2.1%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%
Job Openings 138,429 24.5%
August 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 2,572,031 0.5%
Total Employment* 2,470,722 0.5%
Unemployment Rate* 3.9% -0.1%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 69,150
Aerospace & Defense $ 72,305
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 69,625
Arts & Entertainment $ 62,219
Automotive $ 63,136
Banking & Financial Services $ 67,975
Beauty & Fitness $ 60,853
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 71,297
Business Services $ 65,240
Computer Software & Hardware $ 70,388
Construction $ 68,822
Consulting $ 70,064
Consumer Electronics $ 60,660
Consumer Services $ 60,986
Education & Schools $ 63,211
Energy & Utilities $ 73,928
Facilities $ 63,011
Farming & Agriculture $ 68,002
Government $ 68,104
Health Care & Hospitals $ 66,827
Information Technology $ 69,263
Insurance $ 68,776
Internet & Tech $ 68,953
Manufacturing $ 69,674
Marketing & Advertising $ 64,787
Media & Publishing $ 66,350
Nonprofit $ 64,420
Private Security $ 62,600
Real Estate $ 65,593
Recruiting & Staffing $ 65,532
Restaurants & Bars $ 63,111
Retail $ 62,749
Supermarkets $ 64,107
Telecommunications $ 66,852
Transportation & Logistics $ 66,207
Travel & Tourism $ 64,379
Wholesale $ 66,958

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 61,554
51-200 $ 64,133
201-500 $ 65,349
501-1000 $ 66,231
1001-5000 $ 68,238
5000+ $ 69,123