Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Accountant make in San Jose, CA Area?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$65,881 / yrTotal Pay
$61,560 / yrBase Pay
$4,321 / yrAdditional Pay

$65,881

 / yr
$48K$91K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Accountant is $65,881 per year in the San Jose, CA Area area, with an average salary of $61,560 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 $4,321 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 Jose, CA Area

Some related job titles are Accounting Clerk Salaries with median pay of $40,235, Accountant-entry Level Salaries with median pay of $51,760, Junior Accountant Salaries with median pay of $53,447, Staff Accountant Salaries with median pay of $65,851.

Top Paying Companies

For an Accountant in San Jose, CA Area

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Accountant in San Jose, CA Area. Employers include Cisco Systems, Jass and MA Laboratories.

1
Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
$136,919/yr
2
Jass
$111,610/yr
3
MA Laboratories
$97,737/yr
4
PwC
$86,313/yr
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$243,051

 / yr

$47

 / hr

$303,414

 / yr

$136,919

 / yr

$86,313

 / yr

$111,610

 / yr

$84,789

 / yr

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$114,658

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$107,025

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$161,455

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$79,696

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$88,970

 / yr

$84,220

 / yr

$38

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$193,522

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$86,702

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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 Jose, 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 22.4% less than the salary for a Accountant in San Jose, 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 of Time

Accountant

San Jose, CA

 | 7-9 years

$111,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Accountant

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$72,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Consultant-Accounting

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Accountant

San Jose, CA

 | 7-9 years

$90,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Accounting

San Jose, CA

 | 10-14 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

10-14 years
3 days ago
Accounting Specialist

San Jose, CA

 | 4-6 years

$24

/hr

Submitted3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
Accountant

San Jose, CA

 | 1-3 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago

Accountant pay FAQ in San Jose, CA Area

The average salary for an Accountant is $61,560 per year in San Jose, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 42517 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Accountant employees in San Jose, CA Area.

The highest salary for an Accountant in San Jose, CA Area is $82,933 per year.

The lowest salary for an Accountant in San Jose, CA Area is $45,695 per year.

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