Data Tracker

See average Sacramento pay for nearly every job

By Phillip Reese - preese@sacbee.com

Otto Construction workers, brothers Frank Gildea, left, and Jason Gildea, build an apartment building at the Curtis Park Village on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Sacramento.
Otto Construction workers, brothers Frank Gildea, left, and Jason Gildea, build an apartment building at the Curtis Park Village on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Sacramento. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

About one-fourth of the region's residents earn less than $12.50 an hour, the newly-proposed minimum wage for the city of Sacramento, according to the latest figures from the Employment Development Department.

The average wage for year-round, 40-hour-a-week workers in the region is about $53,000. Almost one quarter of the region's workers make less than $25,000 annually. On the other end of the pay scale, almost one-fourth of its workers earn more than $70,000 a year.

Doctors top the list of highest earners. Fast food workers sit at the bottom.

Wages in the region, state and nation have been flat or down slightly, after adjusting inflation, for several years, even as the number of available jobs has grown and the unemployment rate has fallen.

This chart shows average wages for nearly every job in the Sacramento region during the first three months of 2015.

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Note: Data based on survey sample. Occupations with few workers have a higher margin of error for wages than more common jobs.

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