Here’s Why Bay Area Workers Make 51% More Than the National Average

Source bizjournals.com | Re-Post MNM Partners, LLC 7/28/2016

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metropolitan Division had an average (mean) hourly wage of $34.97 in May 2015, about 51 percent above the nationwide average of $23.23. Here’s a breakdown of hourly wage differences in a range of job categories.

The average worker in the San Francisco metropolitan area earned 51 percent more than the median average wage per hour, a new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week shows.

The data from the BLS covers San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco and covers employment and wage data for occupations in that region. It found that the average worker in the San Francisco area earned $34.97 hourly in May 2015, about 51 percent above the U.S. average of $23.23 per hour. Management occupations are the highest paid at $74.60 hourly, followed by legal occupations at $71.64 per hour.

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