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
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MEDIAN: $72,344
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$36,494 - $182,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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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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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