What kind of jobs are there in San Francisco, CA?

The Bay Area seems to be bursting with job opportunities. Additionally, residents of San Francisco earn significantly more per hour and per year than they would in other major metropolitan areas, as many jobs require specific skill sets and/or advanced degrees.

Most people assume they need to be computer whizzes in order to get a job in San Francisco. But the region's largest economic sector isn't technology – it's tourism. San Francisco's tourism industry has been on the rise following the growth in outbound travel from China, which has led to a significant rise in tourism- and leisure-related job opportunities.

San Francisco is also home to more than 30 international financial institutions, making business and finance another top industry. Others include health care, education and biotechnology.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 8.9 /10

How we calculate this.

San Francisco has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary

San Francisco


Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

1.1% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.