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San Francisco Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated April 11, 2017

While innovative companies like Apple and Google get press in the Bay, tourism is the primary contributor to San Francisco’s economy, mainly due to the city’s favored place in pop culture. Pier 39 near the Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most popular tourist spots in the nation. In addition, the financial industry is also active thanks to big players like the Wells Fargo corporate headquarters and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Wage Growth for San Francisco Metro Area, Q1 2017


since last quarter


since 2006

The PayScale Index: San Francisco Metro Area vs. National (US) by Quarter
Quarterly Compensation Trends for San Francisco Metro Area
The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.
San Francisco Metro Area
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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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