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United StatesMay 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 $ 45,254 2.7%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 88,269 -0.8%
Research Assistant $ 30,410 -0.8%
Teacher $ 47,094 2.9%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 67,740 1.5%
Design Engineer $ 71,686 3.7%
Electrical Engineer $ 77,137 1.4%
Field Engineer $ 70,242 1.9%
Mechanical Engineer $ 74,849 2.9%
Quality Engineer $ 72,274 0.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 56,251 1.6%
Bank Teller $ 30,532 6.5%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,283 3.7%
Financial Advisor $ 55,473 5.9%
Financial Analyst $ 63,629 2.2%
Insurance Agent $ 42,045 -1.6%
Loan Officer $ 44,592 -2.8%
Tax Manager $ 98,584 5.2%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 24,493 3.4%
Bartender $ 31,860 -0.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 28,722 1.5%
Restaurant Manager $ 49,770 1.3%
Server $ 33,355 1.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 29,071 2.6%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 34,905 2.9%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 42,670 2.4%
Medical Assistant $ 34,772 3.2%
Medical Technologist $ 53,919 1.8%
Pharmacist $ 127,800 2.2%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,648 2.9%
Physical Therapist $ 73,406 -1.1%
Registered Nurse $ 67,055 1.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 68,306 1.6%
Recruiter $ 51,346 1.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 39,187 1.4%
Delivery Driver $ 38,446 2.3%
Machine Operator $ 38,342 1.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,679 2.4%
Maintenance Worker $ 41,578 0.6%
Technician $ 45,491 0.2%
Truck Driver $ 54,429 6.0%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,771 3.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 100,392 3.0%
Paralegal $ 48,278 0.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 72,094 1.1%
Material Handler $ 36,305 4.0%
Process Engineer $ 78,119 0.7%
Production Manager $ 66,190 1.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 52,454 -0.2%
Technical Editor $ 54,279 1.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 54,332 3.1%
Operations Manager $ 67,048 0.0%
Security Officer $ 35,600 4.2%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 39,264 0.8%
Business Analyst $ 64,834 0.5%
Business Development Manager $ 69,637 4.2%
Communications Manager $ 65,720 -2.2%
Consultant $ 73,266 1.0%
Customer Service Manager $ 55,142 2.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 36,899 2.0%
Marketing Manager $ 69,132 2.1%
Office Manager $ 46,449 1.9%
Product Manager $ 93,694 2.3%
Program Manager $ 76,111 0.4%
Project Manager $ 73,295 -0.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 50,706 2.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 57,696 1.2%
Cashier $ 28,042 3.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,264 3.2%
Store Manager $ 49,119 1.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 62,132 2.3%
Sales Representative $ 47,848 2.3%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 59,921 0.7%
Data Scientist $ 95,278 0.2%
Java Developer $ 75,083 1.6%
Network Engineer $ 69,141 0.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 69,070 -0.1%
Software Engineer $ 86,429 1.7%
Solutions Architect $ 105,594 4.8%
Systems Engineer $ 79,348 1.9%
Technical Support $ 45,936 2.4%
UX Designer $ 76,799 -0.2%
Web Designer $ 51,282 0.9%
Web Developer $ 66,676 4.7%

U.S. Quick Facts

May 2018 YoY
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,070 1.3%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 51,633
Aerospace & Defense $ 53,579
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 52,849
Arts & Entertainment $ 46,466
Automotive $ 46,953
Banking & Financial Services $ 51,324
Beauty & Fitness $ 47,450
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 53,899
Business Services $ 49,206
Computer Software & Hardware $ 52,963
Construction $ 51,754
Consulting $ 52,393
Consumer Electronics $ 46,172
Consumer Services $ 45,832
Education & Schools $ 47,929
Energy & Utilities $ 56,719
Facilities $ 47,468
Farming & Agriculture $ 51,427
Government $ 51,458
Health Care & Hospitals $ 50,390
Information Technology $ 51,329
Insurance $ 51,241
Internet & Tech $ 51,789
Manufacturing $ 52,447
Marketing & Advertising $ 49,200
Media & Publishing $ 49,728
Nonprofit $ 47,244
Private Security $ 47,435
Real Estate $ 49,890
Recruiting & Staffing $ 48,490
Restaurants & Bars $ 46,779
Retail $ 47,418
Supermarkets $ 48,655
Telecommunications $ 50,153
Transportation & Logistics $ 50,717
Travel & Tourism $ 47,873
Wholesale $ 50,339

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 47,052
51-200 $ 49,002
201-500 $ 49,989
501-1000 $ 50,712
1001-5000 $ 52,038
5000+ $ 52,581