New numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor find Sacramento area workers earning more money that their counterparts across the country.
The average worker in the Sacramento area earns $26.45 an hour - nine percent more than the national average of $24.34. Newly released figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics find obstetricians, gynecologists and surgeons making the most at more than 276 thousand dollars a year.
Notably, the average wage for healthcare practitioners and technical operations in Sacramento is 27 percent above the national average as of May 2017 - the most recent data available.
In general, wages range from $54.75 an hour for management occupations to less than $11.50 an hour for fast food workers and dishwashers.