As the website Nerdwallet rounds them up, San Francisco's top industries pay pretty well. They might even make it possible to live in San Francisco.
In the past we've taken a look at some pretty large stipends for interns at large-ish tech companies, but now, for comparison's sake, here are some of the average salaries among the top industries in the city. Figures come from self-reporting by members of the job reviewing site Glassdoor, by the way.
To the surprise of no one, the three highest-paying positions on average in San Francisco are all in our technology sector. Data scientists earn $127,000 a year, software engineers make $103,000 a year, and database administrators earn $77,000 a year. It should also be noted that median pay for entry-level software engineers here is $97,000 per year.
Next up is health care. Registered nurses here make far more than the national average for the profession of $65,920, earning $91,423 a year according to Glassdoor. And, per salary.com, physician assistants in San Francisco make $115,924 on average per year.
Last, it's finance. The average salary here for a financial analyst, which is often an entry-level position, is $73,751 per year. That's $10,000 more than the national average.
Overall, full-time employees in San Francisco saw their annual salaries jump around 2.8% from the first quarter of 2014 to 2015. That's in contrasted to pay nationally, which went up 1.8% in that time.