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San Diego Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated October 9, 2018

Outside of great weather, San Diego is known primarily for its large defense and military sector. Home to the only submarine and shipbuilding port in the country, this coastal city hosts the largest naval fleet in the world. Other big contributors to the economy include tourism and international trade.

Wage Growth for San Diego Metro Area, Q3 2018


since last quarter


year over year


since 2006


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