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United StatesOctober 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 $ 44,328 1.1%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 88,257 1.7%
Research Assistant $ 30,772 1.5%
Teacher $ 46,264 2.8%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 66,147 1.2%
Design Engineer $ 71,365 1.4%
Electrical Engineer $ 76,742 0.8%
Field Engineer $ 70,367 2.2%
Mechanical Engineer $ 73,181 2.1%
Quality Engineer $ 71,367 -0.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 55,541 1.8%
Bank Teller $ 28,837 4.4%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,675 2.5%
Financial Advisor $ 53,852 3.8%
Financial Analyst $ 61,786 1.4%
Insurance Agent $ 42,729 5.3%
Loan Officer $ 45,108 0.4%
Tax Manager $ 93,557 1.2%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 24,500 5.3%
Bartender $ 32,911 1.2%
Restaurant Cook $ 28,398 4.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 50,288 2.2%
Server $ 32,785 1.6%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,617 2.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 34,526 1.8%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 42,091 3.4%
Medical Assistant $ 33,511 0.8%
Medical Technologist $ 54,231 2.7%
Pharmacist $ 127,477 0.5%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,099 2.5%
Physical Therapist $ 73,451 0.9%
Registered Nurse $ 66,785 2.0%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 67,912 0.8%
Recruiter $ 51,075 5.3%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 39,678 4.0%
Delivery Driver $ 37,784 3.1%
Machine Operator $ 39,492 0.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,220 -0.2%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,501 -0.6%
Technician $ 44,924 0.6%
Truck Driver $ 52,629 4.1%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,893 4.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 93,364 -0.2%
Paralegal $ 48,267 2.1%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 71,692 1.3%
Material Handler $ 35,909 2.7%
Process Engineer $ 77,100 1.5%
Production Manager $ 66,686 1.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 51,871 1.5%
Technical Editor $ 51,301 1.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 53,269 0.9%
Operations Manager $ 65,899 2.0%
Security Officer $ 34,534 2.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 38,525 0.9%
Business Analyst $ 63,742 2.4%
Business Development Manager $ 69,756 3.8%
Communications Manager $ 68,008 2.1%
Consultant $ 74,822 0.0%
Customer Service Manager $ 53,100 0.4%
Customer Service Representative $ 36,048 3.0%
Marketing Manager $ 65,936 -0.1%
Office Manager $ 45,070 0.8%
Product Manager $ 89,959 1.1%
Program Manager $ 74,531 0.8%
Project Manager $ 72,428 0.4%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 51,349 2.0%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 57,866 2.6%
Cashier $ 27,549 3.7%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,038 1.1%
Store Manager $ 48,616 4.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 60,040 0.8%
Sales Representative $ 46,531 3.9%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 57,688 1.4%
Data Scientist $ 96,441 0.9%
Java Developer $ 74,387 0.3%
Network Engineer $ 70,427 0.6%
Programmer Analyst $ 65,682 0.2%
Software Engineer $ 85,149 2.0%
Solutions Architect $ 102,003 2.1%
Systems Engineer $ 79,104 1.5%
Technical Support $ 45,235 2.0%
UX Designer $ 76,715 0.6%
Web Designer $ 52,192 3.6%
Web Developer $ 64,204 0.8%

U.S. Quick Facts

October 2017 YoY
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,220 1.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 51,857
Aerospace & Defense $ 54,223
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 52,213
Arts & Entertainment $ 46,659
Automotive $ 47,347
Banking & Financial Services $ 50,976
Beauty & Fitness $ 45,635
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 53,467
Business Services $ 48,925
Computer Software & Hardware $ 52,786
Construction $ 51,611
Consulting $ 52,542
Consumer Electronics $ 45,490
Consumer Services $ 45,735
Education & Schools $ 47,403
Energy & Utilities $ 55,440
Facilities $ 47,253
Farming & Agriculture $ 50,996
Government $ 51,073
Health Care & Hospitals $ 50,115
Information Technology $ 51,942
Insurance $ 51,576
Internet & Tech $ 51,709
Manufacturing $ 52,250
Marketing & Advertising $ 48,585
Media & Publishing $ 49,757
Nonprofit $ 48,310
Private Security $ 46,945
Real Estate $ 49,189
Recruiting & Staffing $ 49,143
Restaurants & Bars $ 47,328
Retail $ 47,056
Supermarkets $ 48,075
Telecommunications $ 50,134
Transportation & Logistics $ 49,650
Travel & Tourism $ 48,279
Wholesale $ 50,213

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 46,161
51-200 $ 48,095
201-500 $ 49,007
501-1000 $ 49,668
1001-5000 $ 51,173
5000+ $ 51,837