Feb 29, 2024 - Business

San Antonio salaries not keeping pace with U.S. averages

Industries with the highest average Glassdoor salaries in the San Antonio metro area, 2023
Data: Glassdoor; Chart: Kavya Beheraj and Alice Feng/Axios

Employees' salaries in San Antonio haven't kept pace with the U.S. averages in many of the city's top-paid fields, according to an Axios analysis of Glassdoor data.

Why it matters: San Antonio has a lower cost of living than many major cities, but locals are increasingly struggling to keep up with its rising housing costs.

How it worked: The analysis reviewed salaries of jobs in 10 industries listed on Glassdoor last year.

By the numbers: Aerospace and defense workers had the highest average salaries in the San Antonio metro area in 2023, earning an average $86,000 annually here — less than the national average of $91,000 for those jobs.

  • Information technology workers made an average $67,000 in San Antonio last year, well below the U.S. average of nearly $91,000.

The intrigue: Insurance is the only top field where San Antonio workers earn more than the U.S. average.

  • Locally, insurance workers made about $73,000 last year, above the U.S. average of nearly $68,000.
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