Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Accountant make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$60,631 / yrTotal Pay
$56,749 / yrBase Pay
$3,882 / yrAdditional Pay

$60,631

 / yr
$43K$85K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Accountant is $60,631 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $56,749 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,882 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Accountant in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Accounting Clerk Salaries with median pay of $39,812, Accountant-entry Level Salaries with median pay of $46,872, Junior Accountant Salaries with median pay of $50,470, Staff Accountant Salaries with median pay of $59,266.

Top Paying Companies

For an Accountant in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Accountant in San Diego, CA. Employers include Solar Turbines, Qualcomm and Intuit.

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Solar Turbines
Solar Turbines
$100,240/yr
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$75,247

 / yr

$34

 / hr

$73,220

 / yr

$139,845

 / yr

$66,391

 / yr

$77,382

 / yr

$34

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$90,390

 / yr

$100,240

 / yr

$36

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$75,546

 / yr

$82,853

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$82,843

 / yr

$38

 / hr

$85,363

 / yr

$88,634

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$70,515

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$76,232

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Top Paying Industries

For an Accountant in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for an Accountant in San Diego, CA are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $100,240, Information Technology with a median total pay of $88,052, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $83,707, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $80,151, and Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $75,546.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$100,240

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$88,052

    12% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$83,707

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$80,151

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$75,546

    2% Lower than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

The top paying company in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Accountant is Solar Turbines.

Solar TurbinesSolar Turbines$100,240/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Finance & Accounting?

Jobs in finance and accounting are expected to see continued demand, with employment growth linked to the health of the broader economy. These jobs will continue to offer above average pay but usually require higher education or certification to enter the field. While automation will replace many common tasks, it is not expected to reduce the need for these employees; it will instead allow them to focus on core soft skills like advising clients and analyzing trends.

How does the Accountant salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Accountant in US is $60,057 per year based on 26,210 salary contributions, which is 3.54% less than the salary for a Accountant in San Diego, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Accountant gets the highest compensation are Clean Harbors, Inc., Simply Hired Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 6.48% more than smaller companies for a Accountant.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Accounting

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$95,000

/yr

$85K | $10K

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Accountant

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$26

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Accountant

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Finance/Accounting

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Accounting

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$40

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Financial Accountant

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$47,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Accountant

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Accounting Clerk

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Accountant

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago

Accountant pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for an Accountant is $56,749 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 44342 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Accountant employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for an Accountant in San Diego, CA is $78,324 per year.

The lowest salary for an Accountant in San Diego, CA is $41,117 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Accountant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Accountant.