Median Wages for Various Occupational Categories

Greater Silicon Valley*

Percent Change in Inflation-Adjusted Median Wages for Various Occupational Categories: 2010-2015
Silicon Valley MSAs California
Management, Business, Science, and Arts Occupations -1.9% +0.1%
Service Occupations -9.9% -7.7%
Sales and Office Occupations -3.8% -1.2%
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance Occupations -7.7% -5.9%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations -8.1 % -3.5%

Data are from the California Employment Development Department, Employment and Wages by Occupation, 2010-2017, for the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), including Santa Clara and San Benito Counties, and the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MSA, including Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties. The San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metropolitan Division replaced the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MSA in 2017. Wages have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2017 dollars using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 estimate based on January-August. Management, Business, Science and Arts Occupations include Management; Business and Financial Operations; Computer and Mathematical; Architecture and Engineering; Life, Physical, and Social Science; Community and Social Services; Legal; Education, Training, and Library; Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media; and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations. Service Occupations include Healthcare Support; Protective Services; Food Preparation and Serving-Related; Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance; and Personal Care and Service Occupations. Sales and Office Occupations include Sales and Related; and Office and Administrative Support Occupations. Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance Occupations include Farming, Fishing and Forestry; Construction and Extraction; and Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations. Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations include Production; and Transportation and Material Moving Occupations.

*Greater Silicon Valley includes the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Metropolitan Statistical Area (Santa Clara and San Benito Counties) plus the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MSA (Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties) through 2015, and the San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metropolitan Division (San Francisco and San Mateo Counties) for 2016 and 2017.

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