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San FranciscoNovember 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. November 2018 figures are current as of November 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.

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Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 72,912 4.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 129,657 3.6%
Research Assistant $ 40,356 3.7%
Teacher $ 68,165 4.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 91,120 6.1%
Design Engineer $ 96,094 1.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 104,301 4.6%
Field Engineer $ 81,979 4.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 98,961 5.1%
Quality Engineer $ 94,767 4.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 73,295 4.2%
Bank Teller $ 37,153 11.3%
Claims Adjuster $ 65,916 4.0%
Financial Advisor $ 69,431 6.5%
Financial Analyst $ 85,633 4.8%
Insurance Agent $ 51,530 1.5%
Loan Officer $ 55,824 1.6%
Tax Manager $ 120,546 3.6%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 31,204 6.4%
Bartender $ 40,021 6.8%
Restaurant Cook $ 38,867 6.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 63,978 4.3%
Server $ 39,045 4.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 41,137 5.5%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 44,984 5.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 63,100 5.3%
Medical Assistant $ 48,522 4.0%
Medical Technologist $ 73,789 3.2%
Pharmacist $ 141,638 2.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 46,698 7.8%
Physical Therapist $ 99,879 2.3%
Registered Nurse $ 116,051 4.2%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 102,206 4.7%
Recruiter $ 75,626 3.6%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 57,246 6.4%
Delivery Driver $ 49,838 5.3%
Machine Operator $ 52,260 4.9%
Maintenance Technician $ 59,989 4.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 55,341 8.4%
Technician $ 59,748 5.5%
Truck Driver $ 67,876 6.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 56,098 2.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 153,024 7.1%
Paralegal $ 74,013 4.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 95,713 3.7%
Material Handler $ 45,165 5.0%
Process Engineer $ 101,543 4.2%
Production Manager $ 90,005 5.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 82,526 -1.4%
Technical Editor $ 71,433 4.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 79,067 7.0%
Operations Manager $ 92,600 3.4%
Security Officer $ 50,400 6.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 58,853 6.1%
Business Analyst $ 89,224 3.7%
Business Development Manager $ 97,607 4.3%
Communications Manager $ 102,235 2.3%
Consultant $ 96,193 2.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 75,175 5.9%
Customer Service Representative $ 49,999 5.6%
Marketing Manager $ 104,152 4.2%
Office Manager $ 68,193 4.9%
Product Manager $ 132,994 5.5%
Program Manager $ 104,769 4.7%
Project Manager $ 92,251 -2.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 73,467 6.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 79,675 3.4%
Cashier $ 35,481 7.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 38,673 3.9%
Store Manager $ 67,300 4.8%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 85,242 4.9%
Sales Representative $ 65,182 5.8%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 91,199 4.0%
Data Scientist $ 140,851 3.7%
IT Manager $ 120,502 3.6%
Java Developer $ 105,582 6.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 93,192 5.8%
Software Engineer $ 123,251 5.4%
Solutions Architect $ 136,610 7.6%
Systems Engineer $ 103,843 3.8%
Technical Support $ 67,299 5.4%
UX Designer $ 109,371 5.0%
Web Designer $ 83,579 4.5%
Web Developer $ 99,703 3.4%

San Francisco Quick Facts

November 2018 YoY
San Francisco Median Pay $ 71,420 4.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,943 2.6%
Job Openings 159,095 16.1%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 72,216
Aerospace & Defense $ 74,481
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 71,483
Arts & Entertainment $ 62,716
Automotive $ 64,642
Banking & Financial Services $ 70,552
Beauty & Fitness $ 62,950
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 74,508
Business Services $ 67,622
Computer Software & Hardware $ 72,661
Construction $ 70,060
Consulting $ 72,239
Consumer Electronics $ 63,788
Consumer Services $ 63,290
Education & Schools $ 65,447
Energy & Utilities $ 76,305
Facilities $ 66,606
Farming & Agriculture $ 68,716
Government $ 70,317
Health Care & Hospitals $ 68,873
Information Technology $ 70,019
Insurance $ 70,024
Internet & Tech $ 72,648
Manufacturing $ 71,635
Marketing & Advertising $ 66,930
Media & Publishing $ 67,874
Nonprofit $ 65,066
Private Security $ 63,937
Real Estate $ 67,721
Recruiting & Staffing $ 66,506
Restaurants & Bars $ 63,803
Retail $ 64,388
Supermarkets $ 65,651
Telecommunications $ 68,202
Transportation & Logistics $ 68,943
Travel & Tourism $ 65,503
Wholesale $ 68,500

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 64,560
51-200 $ 67,225
201-500 $ 68,729
501-1000 $ 69,510
1001-5000 $ 71,282
5000+ $ 72,198