San Francisco employment information

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$49,986$29,906$28,555
Median household income$78,378$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$114,469$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$60,149$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$51,784$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$41,466$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate5.3%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level13.3%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in San Francisco is 75% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in San Francisco is 47% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in San Francisco is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in San Francisco is 15% lower than the national average.

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San Francisco median earnings by income bracket

San Francisco employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.6%1.0%
Manufacturing sector6.5%0.3%
Financial & insurance services6.3%5.9%
Wholesale & retail services12.0%11.6%
Public administration3.4%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%2.2%
Education, health & social services11.5%27.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Piedmont, CA10,957$212,222297%
Ross, CA2,227$186,477249%
Kentfield, CA6,667$175,573228%
Orinda, CA18,390$166,866212%
Belvedere, CA2,036$166,250211%
San Francisco, CA829,072$78,37847%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Indianapolis, IN835,097$42,07621%
Jacksonville, FL837,533$46,76813%
Columbus, OH811,943$44,77416%
Austin, TX864,218$55,2163%
Fort Worth, TX778,573$52,4922%
San Francisco, CA829,072$78,37847%
Source: The San Francisco, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.