Print

San FranciscoAugust 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. August 2018 figures are current as of August 20, 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.

A list of frequently asked questions is available here. Complete methodology is available here.

Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 71,933 3.8%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 126,538 0.4%
Research Assistant $ 39,944 2.2%
Teacher $ 67,067 3.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 88,137 3.5%
Design Engineer $ 96,771 4.5%
Electrical Engineer $ 101,270 2.1%
Field Engineer $ 78,658 1.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 96,755 3.2%
Quality Engineer $ 93,113 3.0%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 72,637 3.7%
Bank Teller $ 36,245 8.8%
Claims Adjuster $ 65,808 3.7%
Financial Advisor $ 69,186 6.8%
Financial Analyst $ 84,369 3.9%
Insurance Agent $ 48,949 -4.1%
Loan Officer $ 56,474 4.2%
Tax Manager $ 117,251 2.1%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 30,928 5.6%
Bartender $ 40,375 7.2%
Restaurant Cook $ 38,195 5.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 62,269 1.0%
Server $ 39,494 5.0%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 40,598 4.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 44,214 5.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 61,746 3.6%
Medical Assistant $ 48,198 4.4%
Medical Technologist $ 72,745 2.7%
Pharmacist $ 141,431 2.8%
Pharmacy Technician $ 46,027 6.6%
Physical Therapist $ 95,401 -0.8%
Registered Nurse $ 113,632 2.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 101,829 5.4%
Recruiter $ 74,360 0.8%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 55,698 1.4%
Delivery Driver $ 47,978 3.0%
Machine Operator $ 51,024 1.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 56,470 1.5%
Maintenance Worker $ 55,510 8.2%
Technician $ 58,009 2.5%
Truck Driver $ 66,630 5.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 53,226 -1.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 150,501 4.9%
Paralegal $ 71,636 2.0%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 93,687 2.2%
Material Handler $ 44,739 6.0%
Process Engineer $ 100,030 3.2%
Production Manager $ 87,956 3.7%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 81,174 -0.4%
Technical Editor $ 70,473 3.2%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 76,306 4.3%
Operations Manager $ 90,626 1.2%
Security Officer $ 49,004 3.9%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 57,238 3.2%
Business Analyst $ 87,940 3.0%
Business Development Manager $ 96,162 4.2%
Communications Manager $ 100,404 0.2%
Consultant $ 95,898 2.3%
Customer Service Manager $ 73,617 4.6%
Customer Service Representative $ 49,199 3.5%
Marketing Manager $ 101,653 2.2%
Office Manager $ 66,865 3.5%
Product Manager $ 129,492 3.9%
Program Manager $ 101,510 0.6%
Project Manager $ 92,257 -1.2%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 73,126 6.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 79,209 3.2%
Cashier $ 34,698 5.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 38,708 4.5%
Store Manager $ 66,612 3.2%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 82,918 2.8%
Sales Representative $ 62,813 2.2%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 88,740 2.3%
Data Scientist $ 137,802 2.0%
Java Developer $ 103,206 4.0%
Network Engineer $ 93,780 -6.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 91,337 5.0%
Software Engineer $ 120,801 3.4%
Solutions Architect $ 129,034 3.2%
Systems Engineer $ 101,139 2.2%
Technical Support $ 65,736 3.7%
UX Designer $ 107,738 2.9%
Web Designer $ 82,105 2.3%
Web Developer $ 100,654 4.2%

San Francisco Quick Facts

August 2018 YoY
San Francisco Median Pay $ 69,887 3.2%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,461 2.4%
Job Openings 175,979 34.8%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 70,815
Aerospace & Defense $ 73,044
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 70,407
Arts & Entertainment $ 61,469
Automotive $ 63,553
Banking & Financial Services $ 69,302
Beauty & Fitness $ 62,048
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 73,310
Business Services $ 66,121
Computer Software & Hardware $ 71,395
Construction $ 68,879
Consulting $ 71,007
Consumer Electronics $ 62,774
Consumer Services $ 62,571
Education & Schools $ 64,093
Energy & Utilities $ 74,884
Facilities $ 65,176
Farming & Agriculture $ 67,677
Government $ 69,239
Health Care & Hospitals $ 67,580
Information Technology $ 69,006
Insurance $ 68,634
Internet & Tech $ 71,349
Manufacturing $ 70,329
Marketing & Advertising $ 65,613
Media & Publishing $ 66,493
Nonprofit $ 63,902
Private Security $ 62,702
Real Estate $ 66,601
Recruiting & Staffing $ 65,391
Restaurants & Bars $ 62,677
Retail $ 63,335
Supermarkets $ 64,590
Telecommunications $ 67,437
Transportation & Logistics $ 67,618
Travel & Tourism $ 64,174
Wholesale $ 67,255

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 63,328
51-200 $ 65,957
201-500 $ 67,355
501-1000 $ 68,144
1001-5000 $ 70,005
5000+ $ 70,845