Silicon Valley employees earning 17% more than US average

San Francisco Bay Area, heavy with technical and business management jobs, leads the nation in wages, with workers in the region earning 17% more than the national average, the US Labor Department reported. The mean annual salary of a worker in metropolitan San Francisco, including San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, was $52,100, compared with $37,440 nationally. The mean annual salaries in San Jose and Oakland metropolitan areas were $57,080 and $46,990 respectively.