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San FranciscoJanuary 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 $ 70,460 2.5%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 127,769 -0.7%
Research Assistant $ 40,201 0.5%
Teacher $ 64,724 2.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 86,066 0.6%
Design Engineer $ 94,310 3.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 97,906 2.5%
Field Engineer $ 79,725 3.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 94,160 2.4%
Quality Engineer $ 90,517 1.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 71,022 1.3%
Bank Teller $ 33,739 4.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 64,133 2.5%
Financial Advisor $ 66,270 2.7%
Financial Analyst $ 82,699 2.6%
Insurance Agent $ 50,059 0.3%
Loan Officer $ 55,433 -2.5%
Tax Manager $ 123,054 1.2%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 30,187 3.7%
Bartender $ 36,896 -1.2%
Restaurant Cook $ 36,801 6.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 64,656 0.2%
Server $ 38,405 3.1%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 39,558 2.7%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 43,971 3.9%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 55,455 2.8%
Medical Assistant $ 50,132 2.9%
Medical Technologist $ 72,829 5.4%
Pharmacist $ 141,356 2.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 44,993 3.3%
Physical Therapist $ 96,233 0.7%
Registered Nurse $ 114,236 2.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 97,078 3.1%
Recruiter $ 73,031 2.3%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 52,090 2.4%
Delivery Driver $ 49,186 5.3%
Machine Operator $ 49,631 -0.7%
Maintenance Technician $ 57,097 3.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 50,261 0.2%
Technician $ 57,786 1.9%
Truck Driver $ 64,640 3.8%
Warehouse Associate $ 56,109 3.9%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 145,275 2.3%
Paralegal $ 70,635 4.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 93,595 2.8%
Material Handler $ 44,279 3.0%
Process Engineer $ 96,287 2.6%
Production Manager $ 88,490 2.8%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 85,689 3.7%
Technical Editor $ 68,777 2.2%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 71,872 1.8%
Operations Manager $ 85,602 1.3%
Security Officer $ 47,780 3.4%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 54,465 1.8%
Business Analyst $ 85,628 3.0%
Business Development Manager $ 92,252 0.9%
Communications Manager $ 98,978 1.5%
Consultant $ 97,580 0.9%
Customer Service Manager $ 70,394 0.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 47,692 3.2%
Marketing Manager $ 99,412 1.9%
Office Manager $ 64,471 1.0%
Product Manager $ 125,425 2.3%
Program Manager $ 100,678 0.6%
Project Manager $ 94,251 1.6%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 67,224 1.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 78,041 3.1%
Cashier $ 33,587 3.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,799 1.5%
Store Manager $ 65,190 1.8%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 79,112 1.1%
Sales Representative $ 60,135 4.4%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 88,780 2.9%
Data Scientist $ 133,907 0.9%
Java Developer $ 102,242 0.8%
Network Engineer $ 100,997 3.8%
Programmer Analyst $ 88,894 0.4%
Software Engineer $ 121,608 2.8%
Solutions Architect $ 127,162 0.4%
Systems Engineer $ 102,657 3.5%
Technical Support $ 66,592 4.9%
UX Designer $ 103,851 0.8%
Web Designer $ 79,739 3.6%
Web Developer $ 98,978 4.1%

San Francisco Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
San Francisco Median Pay $ 68,328 2.2%
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%
Job Openings 139,477 25.0%
November 2017 YoY
Labor Force Size* 2,581,796 1.0%
Total Employment* 2,513,630 2.0%
Unemployment Rate* 2.6% -0.9%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 69,637
Aerospace & Defense $ 72,061
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 68,961
Arts & Entertainment $ 62,173
Automotive $ 62,933
Banking & Financial Services $ 68,033
Beauty & Fitness $ 61,656
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 71,594
Business Services $ 64,783
Computer Software & Hardware $ 70,477
Construction $ 68,676
Consulting $ 69,944
Consumer Electronics $ 60,892
Consumer Services $ 60,957
Education & Schools $ 63,304
Energy & Utilities $ 74,016
Facilities $ 62,969
Farming & Agriculture $ 67,950
Government $ 68,149
Health Care & Hospitals $ 66,880
Information Technology $ 69,137
Insurance $ 68,923
Internet & Tech $ 69,150
Manufacturing $ 69,534
Marketing & Advertising $ 64,925
Media & Publishing $ 66,571
Nonprofit $ 64,821
Private Security $ 62,689
Real Estate $ 65,770
Recruiting & Staffing $ 65,522
Restaurants & Bars $ 63,057
Retail $ 63,106
Supermarkets $ 64,205
Telecommunications $ 66,661
Transportation & Logistics $ 66,581
Travel & Tourism $ 64,414
Wholesale $ 67,021

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 61,765
51-200 $ 64,394
201-500 $ 65,566
501-1000 $ 66,610
1001-5000 $ 68,090
5000+ $ 69,251