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Making It in San Diego: San Diegans making 12 percent more than national average

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 16:58:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Workers around San Diego make more than the national average, according to a new U.S. Bureau or Labor Statistics report.

The report shows that San Diegans make roughly $27.93 per hour, 12 percent more than the national average of $24.98.

Management jobs paid the highest, with an average of just over $62 per hour, followed by legal occupations at $59.43.

Office and administrative support jobs make up the largest share of total employment in the San Diego Metro, according to the report.

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While the 12 percent bump in pay may sound like a good deal, the cost of living in San Diego is also significantly more than similar-sized cities.

The cost of living in San Diego is 22 percent more than Houston, 10 percent more than Phoenix and 12 percent more than Dallas, according to Expatistan.