San Jose Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated

The economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the third-most-populous city in California, San Jose is one of the wealthiest major cities in the United States and the world. With a median home price of $1,085,000, San Jose has the most expensive housing market in the country and the fifth most expensive housing market in the world. Major global tech companies including Cisco Systems, eBay, Adobe Systems, PayPal, Brocade, Samsung, Acer, and Western Digital maintain their headquarters in San Jose, in the center of Silicon Valley.

Wage Growth for San Jose Metro Area, Q2 2020

1.2%
since last quarter
3.5%
year over year
24.5%
since 2006
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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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