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United StatesSeptember 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. September 2018 figures are current as of September 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 $ 45,891 3.0%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 85,966 -0.6%
Research Assistant $ 30,156 0.7%
Teacher $ 47,191 2.6%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 68,113 3.6%
Design Engineer $ 72,935 3.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 78,768 2.0%
Field Engineer $ 69,249 -0.1%
Mechanical Engineer $ 75,410 1.5%
Quality Engineer $ 73,672 2.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 57,160 2.8%
Bank Teller $ 30,872 7.5%
Claims Adjuster $ 53,401 1.2%
Financial Advisor $ 55,242 7.5%
Financial Analyst $ 63,863 2.5%
Insurance Agent $ 39,008 -7.2%
Loan Officer $ 47,479 6.1%
Tax Manager $ 91,276 0.1%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 25,095 5.4%
Bartender $ 34,514 6.6%
Restaurant Cook $ 29,404 5.8%
Restaurant Manager $ 49,894 -0.0%
Server $ 33,617 2.6%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 29,314 4.1%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 35,842 5.7%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 43,218 2.4%
Medical Assistant $ 33,273 2.8%
Medical Technologist $ 54,646 2.0%
Pharmacist $ 125,347 1.6%
Pharmacy Technician $ 32,524 6.8%
Physical Therapist $ 73,649 -1.8%
Registered Nurse $ 66,495 1.9%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 70,870 3.9%
Recruiter $ 51,243 -0.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 41,023 1.5%
Delivery Driver $ 39,683 3.2%
Machine Operator $ 39,689 2.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 43,898 0.2%
Maintenance Worker $ 42,079 8.2%
Technician $ 46,329 2.3%
Truck Driver $ 54,679 3.7%
Warehouse Associate $ 40,325 -2.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 98,916 5.0%
Paralegal $ 48,845 1.8%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 73,820 2.4%
Material Handler $ 36,766 3.6%
Process Engineer $ 79,949 3.3%
Production Manager $ 67,722 4.0%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 50,450 -1.8%
Technical Editor $ 53,032 2.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 55,803 2.9%
Operations Manager $ 68,258 0.4%
Security Officer $ 35,136 3.3%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 41,229 3.3%
Business Analyst $ 65,456 1.7%
Business Development Manager $ 72,003 3.2%
Communications Manager $ 69,947 1.9%
Consultant $ 73,421 1.1%
Customer Service Manager $ 55,599 3.5%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,543 3.3%
Marketing Manager $ 67,489 0.9%
Office Manager $ 47,003 3.4%
Product Manager $ 93,748 3.6%
Program Manager $ 74,066 -0.5%
Project Manager $ 70,412 -3.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 53,276 6.1%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 58,904 2.9%
Cashier $ 28,146 5.1%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,902 2.9%
Store Manager $ 49,683 2.0%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 61,835 2.3%
Sales Representative $ 49,037 2.8%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 59,928 1.5%
Data Scientist $ 97,194 1.2%
IT Manager $ 83,993 4.5%
Java Developer $ 76,505 2.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 69,585 5.5%
Software Engineer $ 87,790 3.3%
Solutions Architect $ 102,216 0.6%
Systems Engineer $ 78,944 1.3%
Technical Support $ 45,835 2.7%
UX Designer $ 77,998 3.6%
Web Designer $ 54,449 2.8%
Web Developer $ 66,046 2.5%

U.S. Quick Facts

September 2018 YoY
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,664 2.6%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 53,244
Aerospace & Defense $ 54,961
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 52,817
Arts & Entertainment $ 46,133
Automotive $ 47,673
Banking & Financial Services $ 52,060
Beauty & Fitness $ 46,612
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 55,085
Business Services $ 49,666
Computer Software & Hardware $ 53,656
Construction $ 51,689
Consulting $ 53,320
Consumer Electronics $ 47,139
Consumer Services $ 47,051
Education & Schools $ 48,194
Energy & Utilities $ 56,386
Facilities $ 48,961
Farming & Agriculture $ 50,775
Government $ 51,987
Health Care & Hospitals $ 50,785
Information Technology $ 51,654
Insurance $ 51,508
Internet & Tech $ 53,527
Manufacturing $ 52,820
Marketing & Advertising $ 49,256
Media & Publishing $ 49,976
Nonprofit $ 47,966
Private Security $ 47,333
Real Estate $ 50,059
Recruiting & Staffing $ 49,088
Restaurants & Bars $ 47,069
Retail $ 47,506
Supermarkets $ 48,526
Telecommunications $ 50,566
Transportation & Logistics $ 50,796
Travel & Tourism $ 48,293
Wholesale $ 50,516

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 47,591
51-200 $ 49,536
201-500 $ 50,605
501-1000 $ 51,177
1001-5000 $ 52,581
5000+ $ 53,227