Bay Area cities rank highest paid in Western US

May 13, 2011 6:29:00 PM PDT
The highest paid workers in the Western United States are here in the Bay Area.

The metropolitan areas around San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland finished one, two, three in a new survey.

The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics show San Jose-Silicon Valley workers received an average salary of $66,780 in 2009.

Workers in San Francisco and the peninsula earned $61,940, while Oakland-East Bay residents collected on average $54,590 in salary.