Survey Finds San Francisco-Area Workers Average $33.34 An Hour

San Francisco-area workers earn around 47 percent more than the U.S. average, according to statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the census area incorporating San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties, workers earned an average of $33.34 an hour as of May 2014, or around 47 percent above the U.S. average of $22.71, bureau officials said.

Workers in the area were significantly more concentrated than the U.S. as a whole in professional areas including computers and mathematics, management, business and finance, science, law, education and training and art and design, the data showed.

Other areas had a relatively small percentage of workers compared to the national average, including production, healthcare, transportation and material moving.

In computers and technology, which accounted for 6.8 percent of local employment, local workers earned an average of $51.44, well above the national average for the field of $40.37.

However the highest earning areas were management, with an average hourly wage of $72.45 in the San Francisco area, and law, with an average hourly wage of $62.78.

Office and administrative support was the largest employment sector in the Bay Area, representing 15.4 percent of all workers and an average wage of $22.62.

The figures released were collected in a twice-yearly survey of employers known as the Occupational Employment Statistics survey.

8-Month-Old Boy Bitten By Family Dog In NOPA This Morning

An 8-month-old boy was taken to a hospital after being bitten by his family’s dog in
San Francisco’s North of Panhandle neighborhood this morning, police and fire officials said.

The dog bite was reported at 8:02 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of Masonic Avenue and the infant was taken to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The dog bit the infant on the head or face but the injuries are not considered life-threatening, fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The dog, a mastiff mix, is being quarantined for 10 days, as is standard procedure after a dog bite, Esparza said.

He said the department’s vicious and dangerous dog unit was notified of the incident, as were Child Protective Services and San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

Woman’s Body Found At Ocean Beach This Morning

A woman’s body was found at Ocean Beach in San Francisco this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

At about 5:55 a.m., a jogger came upon the body of a woman believed to be about 50 years old along the water line near Stairwell 15 at Ocean Beach, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

Employees with the medical examiner’s office, U.S. Park police and San Francisco police responded to investigate the death, Talmadge said.

No other information about the case was immediately available this morning.

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Today will be mostly cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s to mid-60s. Southwest winds could reach 20 to 30 mph.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with patchy fog expected after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s. West winds could reach 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog in the morning before becoming sunny. Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 70s. Southwest winds could reach 5 to 10 mph.

(News Roundup Via Bay City News)