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United StatesNovember 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 $ 45,996 2.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 87,793 1.6%
Research Assistant $ 30,295 1.7%
Teacher $ 47,332 2.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 68,776 4.1%
Design Engineer $ 72,148 -0.1%
Electrical Engineer $ 79,248 2.6%
Field Engineer $ 71,319 2.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 76,208 3.1%
Quality Engineer $ 74,024 2.9%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 56,791 2.2%
Bank Teller $ 31,444 9.1%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,589 2.0%
Financial Advisor $ 54,107 4.5%
Financial Analyst $ 64,315 2.8%
Insurance Agent $ 41,938 -0.5%
Loan Officer $ 45,086 -0.3%
Tax Manager $ 93,372 1.7%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 24,973 4.4%
Bartender $ 33,497 4.8%
Restaurant Cook $ 29,270 4.0%
Restaurant Manager $ 50,555 2.3%
Server $ 33,533 2.4%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 29,291 3.5%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 35,356 3.5%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 43,747 3.3%
Medical Assistant $ 33,338 2.0%
Medical Technologist $ 54,699 1.2%
Pharmacist $ 125,168 0.5%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,441 5.7%
Physical Therapist $ 75,639 0.4%
Registered Nurse $ 66,998 2.2%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 70,620 2.7%
Recruiter $ 51,402 1.6%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 41,200 4.4%
Delivery Driver $ 39,857 3.3%
Machine Operator $ 39,233 2.9%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,240 2.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 41,023 6.3%
Technician $ 46,784 3.5%
Truck Driver $ 54,479 4.6%
Warehouse Associate $ 41,586 0.8%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 99,859 5.1%
Paralegal $ 49,587 2.5%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 73,543 1.7%
Material Handler $ 37,036 3.0%
Process Engineer $ 79,585 2.2%
Production Manager $ 67,385 3.1%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 51,097 -3.3%
Technical Editor $ 52,952 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 57,162 4.9%
Operations Manager $ 68,866 1.4%
Security Officer $ 35,700 4.6%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 41,534 4.0%
Business Analyst $ 66,071 1.7%
Business Development Manager $ 71,626 2.3%
Communications Manager $ 68,982 0.4%
Consultant $ 73,077 0.7%
Customer Service Manager $ 56,435 3.9%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,449 3.6%
Marketing Manager $ 68,730 2.2%
Office Manager $ 47,051 2.9%
Product Manager $ 94,726 3.5%
Program Manager $ 75,360 2.7%
Project Manager $ 69,867 -4.8%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 52,220 4.5%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 58,182 1.4%
Cashier $ 28,338 5.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,720 2.0%
Store Manager $ 49,774 2.8%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 62,568 2.9%
Sales Representative $ 49,486 3.7%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 61,040 2.1%
Data Scientist $ 98,428 1.8%
IT Manager $ 81,532 1.6%
Java Developer $ 77,782 4.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 69,926 3.8%
Software Engineer $ 88,110 3.4%
Solutions Architect $ 105,969 5.5%
Systems Engineer $ 79,711 1.8%
Technical Support $ 46,756 3.3%
UX Designer $ 76,544 3.0%
Web Designer $ 54,216 2.5%
Web Developer $ 64,975 1.4%

U.S. Quick Facts

November 2018 YoY
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,943 2.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 53,370
Aerospace & Defense $ 55,044
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 52,828
Arts & Entertainment $ 46,349
Automotive $ 47,773
Banking & Financial Services $ 52,140
Beauty & Fitness $ 46,522
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 55,064
Business Services $ 49,975
Computer Software & Hardware $ 53,699
Construction $ 51,776
Consulting $ 53,387
Consumer Electronics $ 47,141
Consumer Services $ 46,774
Education & Schools $ 48,368
Energy & Utilities $ 56,392
Facilities $ 49,224
Farming & Agriculture $ 50,783
Government $ 51,967
Health Care & Hospitals $ 50,899
Information Technology $ 51,746
Insurance $ 51,750
Internet & Tech $ 53,689
Manufacturing $ 52,940
Marketing & Advertising $ 49,464
Media & Publishing $ 50,161
Nonprofit $ 48,086
Private Security $ 47,251
Real Estate $ 50,048
Recruiting & Staffing $ 49,150
Restaurants & Bars $ 47,152
Retail $ 47,585
Supermarkets $ 48,518
Telecommunications $ 50,403
Transportation & Logistics $ 50,951
Travel & Tourism $ 48,409
Wholesale $ 50,623

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 47,712
51-200 $ 49,681
201-500 $ 50,793
501-1000 $ 51,370
1001-5000 $ 52,679
5000+ $ 53,357