Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Nerd deflector

San Diego low in tech rating

NerdWallet, which puts together statistics on metro areas, in a study today (July 7) ranks San Diego 20th in a list of cities that are best for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates.

Twentieth? San Diego should be higher if you look at some key figures. Average San Diego pay in these fields is $85,686. That's topped by only seven of the 20 cities. In the San Diego metro area, STEM jobs as a percentage of all occupations is 8.51 — topped by only seven metro areas.

But it's San Diego's high cost of living that drags down the area's total score. As a proxy for cost of living, NerdWallet uses median gross rent. San Diego's $1,253 is topped by only three other metro areas, thus dragging the county down to 20th on the list.

The winner? San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara. Who else? STEM jobs are 17.31 percent of all jobs. Although median gross rent is $1500 there, the average STEM wage is $111,746.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Praga: Italian at a Czech restaurant in Mexico

Not many pedestrians. No mariachis. And definitely no striped zebra-donkeys.
Next Article

Luna Bay Booch's San Diego origin story

Woman owned hard kombucha brand brewed elsewhere, now sold locally

NerdWallet, which puts together statistics on metro areas, in a study today (July 7) ranks San Diego 20th in a list of cities that are best for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates.

Twentieth? San Diego should be higher if you look at some key figures. Average San Diego pay in these fields is $85,686. That's topped by only seven of the 20 cities. In the San Diego metro area, STEM jobs as a percentage of all occupations is 8.51 — topped by only seven metro areas.

But it's San Diego's high cost of living that drags down the area's total score. As a proxy for cost of living, NerdWallet uses median gross rent. San Diego's $1,253 is topped by only three other metro areas, thus dragging the county down to 20th on the list.

The winner? San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara. Who else? STEM jobs are 17.31 percent of all jobs. Although median gross rent is $1500 there, the average STEM wage is $111,746.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Oceanside – eclecticism reigns

Oceanside Blvd. beach rip-rap, Fire Mountain incursion, airport death, growing up in Camp Pendleton housing, Oceanside Pier, Samoan gangs, Saint Malo, harbor vs. surfers
Next Article

Mexico after the millenium

Smuggling, TJ nightlife, deported, TJ as hip destination, can't stop thinking about TJ, cross-border kidnapping
Comments
2

I have to believe that California's excessive taxes and regulations didn't help San Diego's spot on that list. The Bay Area wins by default, not by worth. And the cost of living is even higher up there. We will see more and more of an exodus of jobs to other places. It starts slowly, and the symptoms are easy to poo-poo as "outliers" for years. But by the time it's apparent what's happening, far too much momentum has been gained, and it'll be too late to do anything about it.

July 7, 2014

jnojr: Taxes did not appear to be part of the survey. San Jose (Silicon Valley) was first, San Francisco fifth, Sacramento 15th and San Diego 20th.

Certainly, high taxes are sometimes a factor in business and individuals' decisions to locate. I just posted an item showing that California gets an F from The Economist magazine as a location for small business, and Texas gets an A+. Low taxes are a major factor in Texas's attempts to woo businesses to the state.

However, The Economist notes that "Research by Thumbtack, a website that matches customers to businesses, and the Kauffman Foundation, a think-tank, has shown how little local tax rates matter to small business owners." Best, Don Bauder

July 7, 2014

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close