San Francisco employment information

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$55,567$31,458$29,829
Median household income$87,701$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$121,813$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$68,324$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$56,758$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$45,645$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level12.5%15.8%15.1%
The San Francisco, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in San Francisco is $55,567, which is 77% higher than than the California average and 86% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $87,701, which is 37% higher than than the California average and 59% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in San Francisco is 4%, which is 7% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in San Francisco is 12% which is 18% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$58,461$87,701$175,402
City
$42,517$63,783$127,566
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in San Francisco is 86% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in San Francisco is 59% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in San Francisco is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in San Francisco is 18% lower than the national average.

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San Francisco median earnings by income bracket

San Francisco employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.5%0.8%
Manufacturing sector6.2%0.3%
Financial & insurance services6.5%5.9%
Wholesale & retail services11.1%11.8%
Public administration3.3%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%2.2%
Education, health & social services11.3%26.7%
Other44.5%40.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Piedmont, CA11,201$202,083265%
Ross, CA2,381$199,107260%
Belvedere, CA2,017$178,750223%
Orinda, CA18,936$178,704223%
Kentfield, CA6,907$176,736219%
San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70159%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Indianapolis, IN846,674$43,10122%
Jacksonville, FL856,616$48,25613%
Columbus, OH837,038$47,15615%
Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8761%
Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5991%
San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70159%
Source: The San Francisco, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).