The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in San Diego, California is $72,345 per year. A skill in Tax Consulting is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$50,418 - $154,563
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$150K
MEDIAN: $72,344
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$50,418 - $154,563  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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$36,494 - $182,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 22%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 7%

Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$71,000

Financial Reporting
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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