September 7, 2017

San Francisco’s Annual Wage Growth Is Among the Nation’s Highest

Wages in San Francisco are growing faster than in other major U.S. metropolitan areas.

  • The average employee in the San Francisco metro area earned more than $68,000 per year as of August, an annual gain of 2.4 percent.
  • The energy and utilities industry is San Francisco’s highest-paying sector, with an annual median base salary of more than $75,000.
  • Job openings have increased by 20.1 percent in San Francisco since August 2016, and the region’s unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent.


On the heels of a report that explains how paychecks stretch further in San Francisco than they do in other coastal job centers comes more promising economic news: Wages here are growing faster than in other major U.S. metropolitan areas.

Glassdoor’s newly released Local Pay Reports say that the annual median base pay in the San Francisco metro area was $68,164 as of August, a year-over-year gain of 2.4 percent. The region has the largest salary of any of the 10 major U.S. metro areas that Glassdoor tracks and ties Boston for the highest annual growth.

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