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San FranciscoMay 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. May 2018 figures are current as of May 18, 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 $ 71,930 5.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 125,431 1.4%
Research Assistant $ 40,800 1.3%
Teacher $ 67,538 5.2%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 88,388 3.7%
Design Engineer $ 94,896 5.9%
Electrical Engineer $ 100,689 3.6%
Field Engineer $ 80,968 4.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 96,921 5.2%
Quality Engineer $ 92,496 2.3%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 72,592 3.9%
Bank Teller $ 36,077 8.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 67,391 5.9%
Financial Advisor $ 70,398 8.2%
Financial Analyst $ 85,251 4.5%
Insurance Agent $ 53,584 0.6%
Loan Officer $ 55,927 -0.6%
Tax Manager $ 128,231 7.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 30,530 5.7%
Bartender $ 37,399 1.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 37,703 3.7%
Restaurant Manager $ 65,506 3.5%
Server $ 39,029 3.5%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 40,645 4.9%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 44,172 5.1%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 57,351 4.6%
Medical Assistant $ 51,920 5.5%
Medical Technologist $ 72,471 4.0%
Pharmacist $ 143,588 4.4%
Pharmacy Technician $ 45,637 5.2%
Physical Therapist $ 97,781 1.0%
Registered Nurse $ 115,724 3.3%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 98,289 3.8%
Recruiter $ 75,821 3.4%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 52,040 3.7%
Delivery Driver $ 48,813 4.6%
Machine Operator $ 50,828 3.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 57,707 4.6%
Maintenance Worker $ 54,295 2.8%
Technician $ 58,806 2.4%
Truck Driver $ 67,036 8.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 57,487 5.5%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 153,763 5.3%
Paralegal $ 71,364 2.9%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 94,520 3.3%
Material Handler $ 44,326 6.3%
Process Engineer $ 98,998 3.0%
Production Manager $ 88,232 3.7%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 84,462 2.0%
Technical Editor $ 72,955 3.5%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 73,306 5.3%
Operations Manager $ 89,554 2.2%
Security Officer $ 50,282 6.5%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 55,287 3.0%
Business Analyst $ 87,479 2.7%
Business Development Manager $ 96,015 6.5%
Communications Manager $ 98,358 -0.1%
Consultant $ 96,685 3.2%
Customer Service Manager $ 73,957 4.3%
Customer Service Representative $ 49,445 4.3%
Marketing Manager $ 103,339 4.3%
Office Manager $ 67,299 4.2%
Product Manager $ 131,106 4.5%
Program Manager $ 104,842 2.6%
Project Manager $ 94,957 1.9%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 70,343 4.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 78,109 3.4%
Cashier $ 35,134 6.2%
Retail Key Holder $ 37,701 5.5%
Store Manager $ 67,448 3.7%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 83,660 4.5%
Sales Representative $ 63,539 4.6%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 89,583 2.9%
Data Scientist $ 137,928 2.4%
Java Developer $ 100,916 3.9%
Network Engineer $ 98,632 2.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 91,267 2.1%
Software Engineer $ 121,241 3.9%
Solutions Architect $ 132,796 7.1%
Systems Engineer $ 102,830 4.1%
Technical Support $ 67,150 4.7%
UX Designer $ 106,620 2.0%
Web Designer $ 80,705 3.1%
Web Developer $ 102,950 7.0%

San Francisco Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
San Francisco Median Pay $ 69,985 3.5%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%
Job Openings 155,997 29.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 69,161
Aerospace & Defense $ 71,768
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 70,790
Arts & Entertainment $ 62,240
Automotive $ 62,892
Banking & Financial Services $ 68,747
Beauty & Fitness $ 63,558
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 72,197
Business Services $ 65,911
Computer Software & Hardware $ 70,943
Construction $ 69,324
Consulting $ 70,180
Consumer Electronics $ 61,846
Consumer Services $ 61,391
Education & Schools $ 64,200
Energy & Utilities $ 75,974
Facilities $ 63,582
Farming & Agriculture $ 68,886
Government $ 68,927
Health Care & Hospitals $ 67,496
Information Technology $ 68,754
Insurance $ 68,636
Internet & Tech $ 69,370
Manufacturing $ 70,252
Marketing & Advertising $ 65,902
Media & Publishing $ 66,609
Nonprofit $ 63,283
Private Security $ 63,539
Real Estate $ 66,826
Recruiting & Staffing $ 64,951
Restaurants & Bars $ 62,659
Retail $ 63,515
Supermarkets $ 65,172
Telecommunications $ 67,179
Transportation & Logistics $ 67,934
Travel & Tourism $ 64,125
Wholesale $ 67,429

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 63,026
51-200 $ 65,637
201-500 $ 66,959
501-1000 $ 67,927
1001-5000 $ 69,704
5000+ $ 70,431