SAN FRANCISCO - It's not in your head Bay Area drivers- your commute is as long as it seems.
Employment agency Robert Half surveyed more than 2,700 workers in the U.S. and found San Francisco professionals commute an average 59.20 minutes. This came as the second longest commute compared to Washington D.C. where the commute is 60.42 minutes on average.
Los Angeles has the most stressful commute according to the survey. Miami came in second followed by Austin, Phoenix and San Francisco.
Southern Californians likely aren't surprised that LA ranked the number 1 most stressful commute when compared to 27 other U.S. markets, however they may be shocked to learn that LA ranked just 8th when it comes to commute length-- with an average trip time of 53.7 minutes.
The survey suggests that ample mass transit options lowers the stress and anxiety related to travel in a city.
For example, New York City was 4th in longest commutes at nearly 58 minutes, but came in 9th on the stress scale thanks to its expansive subway system.
The employment agency also offers steps employers can take to ease the pain for commuters including giving employees the option to work during hours when traffic is less heavy and allowing people to work remotely on occasion.