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Salary Comparison Tool

Is your commute to the Valley worth your time, energy, and money?

Salaries for tech jobs in the Bay Area are known for reaching into impressively high numbers. While psychologically a higher gross salary is appealing, the wholistic cost of the commute plus the time away from home have a large impact on your quality of life. If you currently make the multi-hour roundtrip commute to the city, you may be surprised to see what these numbers amount to over time.


Most commuters drive about 90 miles per day roundtrip, spending between 2.5 to 3 hours in the car per day.

I drive

miles per day,


hours in the car per day.


Most commuters drive 4-5 days out of the week for roughly 46 weeks in the year excluding holidays, vacations, and sick leave.

I work

days per week,


weeks per year.

Gross Salary

Enter your annual base salary earned over the hill.

I earn $

per year.

Filing Status

Choose the appropriate filing status to calculate your tax bracket.