The average pay for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in San Diego, California is $77,720 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.

$42,412 - $154,983
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MEDIAN: $77,720
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$37,000 - $180,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Key Stats for Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
036
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Salaries

Tax Consulting
up arrow 12%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 6%

National Average
$78,000

Tax Compliance
up arrow 8%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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