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United StatesJanuary 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. January 2018 figures are current as of January 23, 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 $ 44,438 1.2%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 87,127 -2.0%
Research Assistant $ 30,220 -0.8%
Teacher $ 46,080 1.5%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 66,407 -0.6%
Design Engineer $ 72,048 2.3%
Electrical Engineer $ 76,643 1.2%
Field Engineer $ 71,186 2.0%
Mechanical Engineer $ 73,505 1.1%
Quality Engineer $ 71,640 -0.1%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 55,199 0.0%
Bank Teller $ 28,821 3.0%
Claims Adjuster $ 51,055 1.1%
Financial Advisor $ 52,766 1.4%
Financial Analyst $ 62,386 1.3%
Insurance Agent $ 40,765 -1.0%
Loan Officer $ 44,609 -3.7%
Tax Manager $ 95,118 -0.1%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 24,614 2.4%
Bartender $ 31,562 -2.5%
Restaurant Cook $ 28,958 5.4%
Restaurant Manager $ 49,332 -1.1%
Server $ 32,985 1.8%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 28,631 1.4%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 35,023 2.6%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 41,687 1.5%
Medical Assistant $ 33,976 1.6%
Medical Technologist $ 54,747 4.1%
Pharmacist $ 127,034 1.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 30,277 1.9%
Physical Therapist $ 72,810 -0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 66,880 1.3%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 68,201 1.7%
Recruiter $ 50,117 1.0%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 39,179 1.1%
Delivery Driver $ 38,720 4.0%
Machine Operator $ 38,299 -2.0%
Maintenance Technician $ 44,282 1.8%
Maintenance Worker $ 39,636 -1.1%
Technician $ 45,389 0.6%
Truck Driver $ 52,783 2.5%
Warehouse Associate $ 42,179 2.6%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 95,087 1.0%
Paralegal $ 48,593 3.3%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 71,765 1.4%
Material Handler $ 36,398 1.7%
Process Engineer $ 76,865 1.3%
Production Manager $ 67,308 1.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 53,157 2.3%
Technical Editor $ 51,702 0.9%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 53,891 0.5%
Operations Manager $ 65,535 0.0%
Security Officer $ 34,294 2.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 38,950 0.5%
Business Analyst $ 64,184 1.7%
Business Development Manager $ 67,663 -0.4%
Communications Manager $ 67,323 0.2%
Consultant $ 74,563 -0.4%
Customer Service Manager $ 53,669 -0.7%
Customer Service Representative $ 35,836 1.9%
Marketing Manager $ 66,904 0.6%
Office Manager $ 44,919 -0.3%
Product Manager $ 90,800 1.0%
Program Manager $ 74,569 -0.7%
Project Manager $ 73,304 0.3%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 49,202 0.4%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 57,033 1.8%
Cashier $ 27,338 2.5%
Retail Key Holder $ 28,691 0.2%
Store Manager $ 48,079 0.5%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 59,470 -0.2%
Sales Representative $ 46,165 3.0%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 59,129 1.6%
Data Scientist $ 94,489 -0.4%
Java Developer $ 74,768 -0.5%
Network Engineer $ 71,817 2.4%
Programmer Analyst $ 67,369 -0.8%
Software Engineer $ 86,169 1.5%
Solutions Architect $ 101,922 -0.9%
Systems Engineer $ 80,011 2.2%
Technical Support $ 45,818 3.6%
UX Designer $ 74,500 -0.5%
Web Designer $ 51,600 2.3%
Web Developer $ 64,195 2.8%

U.S. Quick Facts

January 2018 YoY
U.S. Median Pay $ 51,364 0.9%

Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 52,446
Aerospace & Defense $ 54,271
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 51,936
Arts & Entertainment $ 46,824
Automotive $ 47,396
Banking & Financial Services $ 51,238
Beauty & Fitness $ 46,435
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 53,920
Business Services $ 48,790
Computer Software & Hardware $ 53,078
Construction $ 51,722
Consulting $ 52,677
Consumer Electronics $ 45,860
Consumer Services $ 45,909
Education & Schools $ 47,676
Energy & Utilities $ 55,744
Facilities $ 47,424
Farming & Agriculture $ 51,175
Government $ 51,325
Health Care & Hospitals $ 50,370
Information Technology $ 52,069
Insurance $ 51,908
Internet & Tech $ 52,079
Manufacturing $ 52,368
Marketing & Advertising $ 48,897
Media & Publishing $ 50,136
Nonprofit $ 48,819
Private Security $ 47,213
Real Estate $ 49,533
Recruiting & Staffing $ 49,346
Restaurants & Bars $ 47,490
Retail $ 47,527
Supermarkets $ 48,355
Telecommunications $ 50,204
Transportation & Logistics $ 50,144
Travel & Tourism $ 48,512
Wholesale $ 50,476

Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 46,517
51-200 $ 48,497
201-500 $ 49,379
501-1000 $ 50,166
1001-5000 $ 51,280
5000+ $ 52,155