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, 2010-2016, 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 (through 2015). The San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Metropolitan Division (San Francisco and San Mateo Counties) replaced the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MSA in 2016. Wages have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2016 dollars, using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 estimate for the Bay Area data, and the California consumer price index for all urban consumers from the California Department of Finance May Revision Forecast (April 2016) for California data. 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.

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