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United StatesJanuary 2019

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. January 2019 figures are current as of January 20, 2019. 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 $ 45,879 1.6%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 88,704 2.2%
Research Assistant $ 30,106 1.8%
Teacher $ 47,484 2.1%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 68,738 3.5%
Design Engineer $ 72,582 -0.2%
Electrical Engineer $ 80,086 3.3%
Field Engineer $ 70,818 2.3%
Mechanical Engineer $ 75,371 2.1%
Quality Engineer $ 73,597 2.8%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 56,629 1.8%
Bank Teller $ 31,726 8.7%
Claims Adjuster $ 54,018 3.8%
Financial Advisor $ 53,291 1.1%
Financial Analyst $ 63,517 1.4%
Insurance Agent $ 42,962 -1.0%
Loan Officer $ 43,244 -7.6%
Tax Manager $ 95,025 3.0%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 25,754 3.8%
Bartender $ 33,169 4.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 28,942 1.7%
Restaurant Manager $ 50,720 3.0%
Server $ 33,677 2.3%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 29,314 3.0%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 35,036 2.7%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 44,048 3.9%
Medical Assistant $ 33,449 1.4%
Medical Technologist $ 54,588 0.9%
Pharmacist $ 128,166 1.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,977 6.1%
Physical Therapist $ 76,605 2.1%
Registered Nurse $ 67,563 2.1%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 70,797 2.7%
Recruiter $ 51,389 1.7%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 41,226 3.6%
Delivery Driver $ 40,642 2.0%
Machine Operator $ 38,874 2.8%
Maintenance Technician $ 45,299 2.9%
Maintenance Worker $ 40,671 2.3%
Technician $ 47,333 3.7%
Truck Driver $ 56,005 7.1%
Warehouse Associate $ 43,434 2.3%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 98,200 1.3%
Paralegal $ 49,665 2.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 73,908 1.7%
Material Handler $ 36,678 2.9%
Process Engineer $ 78,605 0.7%
Production Manager $ 67,716 2.8%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 52,385 -0.3%
Technical Editor $ 53,580 2.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 56,121 3.4%
Operations Manager $ 69,270 2.7%
Security Officer $ 38,451 5.3%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 41,214 3.1%
Business Analyst $ 66,034 1.6%
Business Development Manager $ 70,258 1.2%
Communications Manager $ 69,773 2.8%
Consultant $ 73,229 1.6%
Customer Service Manager $ 54,180 2.4%
Customer Service Representative $ 37,202 3.3%
Marketing Manager $ 68,410 2.2%
Office Manager $ 47,562 4.1%
Product Manager $ 94,773 3.1%
Program Manager $ 75,974 2.7%
Project Manager $ 68,993 -6.0%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 52,949 4.7%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 58,390 1.7%
Cashier $ 28,212 5.8%
Retail Key Holder $ 29,472 2.2%
Store Manager $ 49,260 2.6%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 61,455 0.5%
Sales Representative $ 48,706 3.8%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 61,290 2.6%
Data Scientist $ 96,959 0.5%
IT Manager $ 82,837 2.8%
Java Developer $ 78,469 4.2%
Programmer Analyst $ 69,755 2.5%
Software Engineer $ 88,106 3.0%
Solutions Architect $ 105,692 4.8%
Systems Engineer $ 80,975 3.2%
Technical Support $ 45,920 2.5%
UX Designer $ 76,423 2.7%
Web Designer $ 53,919 0.3%
Web Developer $ 65,180 1.5%

U.S. Quick Facts

January 2019 YoY
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,964 2.3%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 53,681
Aerospace & Defense $ 55,168
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 53,625
Arts & Entertainment $ 46,522
Automotive $ 47,967
Banking & Financial Services $ 52,257
Beauty & Fitness $ 45,986
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 55,155
Business Services $ 49,761
Computer Software & Hardware $ 53,836
Construction $ 51,973
Consulting $ 53,256
Consumer Electronics $ 46,016
Consumer Services $ 48,068
Education & Schools $ 48,147
Energy & Utilities $ 56,869
Facilities $ 48,985
Farming & Agriculture $ 50,384
Government $ 51,937
Health Care & Hospitals $ 51,251
Information Technology $ 51,665
Insurance $ 52,069
Internet & Tech $ 53,161
Manufacturing $ 52,989
Marketing & Advertising $ 49,867
Media & Publishing $ 50,121
Nonprofit $ 47,354
Private Security $ 47,980
Real Estate $ 50,153
Recruiting & Staffing $ 49,015
Restaurants & Bars $ 47,518
Retail $ 47,580
Supermarkets $ 49,404
Telecommunications $ 50,867
Transportation & Logistics $ 50,840
Travel & Tourism $ 48,185
Wholesale $ 50,480

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 47,853
51-200 $ 49,826
201-500 $ 50,902
501-1000 $ 51,525
1001-5000 $ 52,830
5000+ $ 53,558