San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, Calif.
The highest-paying jobs for social media professionals are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the metropolitan area that includes San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, Calif. The region tops the list with median pay of $60,000, but that number is roughly 9 percent less than the area's median 2014 compensation. San Jose's per capita income in 2014 was of $34,992, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. For context, the U.S national average per capita salary was $28,555 in 2014.