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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
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Net (after tax)

$95,267 USD

£75,295 GBP

$52,000 USD

£41,098 GBP

Average Salary / California

Average salary in California is $95,267 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 2,726 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $107,700 USD. Women receive a salary of $86,300 USD.

The most paid careers are Engineers & Technicians V with average income $132,100 USD and Management & Business with income $127,300 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $141,900 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $116,900 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $124,100 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $122,300 USD.

Levels / California (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
17 100%
0.62%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
53 99.38%
1.94%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
44 97.43%
1.61%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
90 95.82%
3.3%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
78 92.52%
2.86%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
129 89.66%
4.73%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
113 84.92%
4.15%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
180 80.78%
6.6%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
95 74.17%
3.48%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
150 70.69%
5.5%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
109 65.19%
4%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
125 61.19%
4.59%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
102 56.6%
3.74%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
138 52.86%
5.06%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
90 47.8%
3.3%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
89 44.5%
3.26%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
75 41.23%
2.75%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
163 38.48%
5.98%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
54 32.5%
1.98%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
55 30.52%
2.02%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
34 28.5%
1.25%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
106 27.26%
3.89%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
42 23.37%
1.54%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
55 21.83%
2.02%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
32 19.81%
1.17%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
38 18.64%
1.39%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
20 17.24%
0.73%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
103 16.51%
3.78%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
54 12.73%
1.98%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
39 10.75%
1.43%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
44 9.32%
1.61%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
19 7.7%
0.7%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
58 7.01%
2.13%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
11 4.88%
0.4%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
13 4.48%
0.48%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
12 4%
0.44%
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
10 3.56%
0.37%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
87 3.19%
3.19%

Gender / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 1,401 $107,700 USD
2 Women 738 $86,300 USD

Education / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 163 $141,900 USD
2 Masters Degree 593 $116,900 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 1,219 $93,300 USD
4 Some College 574 $74,900 USD
5 High School 154 $59,700 USD
6 Bellow H. School 23 $54,900 USD

Experience / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 595 $124,100 USD
2 16-20 Years 303 $122,300 USD
3 12-16 Years 305 $111,800 USD
4 8-12 Years 393 $92,900 USD
5 4-8 Years 444 $79,300 USD
6 2-4 Years 324 $68,100 USD
7 1-2 Years 168 $62,600 USD
8 0-1 Year 194 $53,700 USD

Age / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 71-75 5 $146,000 USD
2 66-70 33 $144,000 USD
3 51-55 178 $126,500 USD
4 61-65 84 $122,800 USD
5 56-60 134 $118,200 USD
6 41-45 236 $117,500 USD
7 46-50 271 $115,900 USD
8 36-40 334 $107,600 USD
9 31-35 297 $93,800 USD
10 n/a 587 $76,900 USD
11 26-30 329 $73,600 USD
12 76-99 5 $68,400 USD
13 21-25 183 $58,300 USD
14 14-20 50 $45,000 USD

Work Type / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 162 $114,100 USD
2 Permanent 2,287 $96,000 USD
3 Contract 173 $93,300 USD
4 Part Time 104 $53,000 USD

Cities / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 San Jose 112 $126,800 USD
2 San Francisco 665 $111,100 USD
3 Fremont 21 $103,000 USD
4 Huntington Beach 21 $96,400 USD
5 Chula Vista 6 $93,800 USD
6 Oakland 71 $93,600 USD
7 Los Angeles 817 $91,900 USD
8 Irvine 87 $91,000 USD
9 Long Beach 49 $90,500 USD
10 Anaheim 56 $89,700 USD
11 San Diego 318 $88,100 USD
12 Bakersfield 50 $86,700 USD
13 San Bernardino 26 $85,000 USD
14 Sacramento 206 $84,500 USD
15 Santa Ana 19 $83,500 USD
16 Ontario 16 $80,300 USD
17 Riverside 51 $74,500 USD
18 Fresno 57 $71,100 USD
19 Garden Grove 5 $70,800 USD
20 Fontana 9 $70,000 USD
21 Stockton 12 $68,000 USD
22 Oceanside 11 $65,800 USD
23 Oxnard 20 $65,200 USD
24 Modesto 9 $64,700 USD
25 Rancho Cucamonga 7 $63,500 USD
26 Moreno Valley 5 $55,900 USD

Career Groups / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Engineers & Technicians V 49 $132,100 USD
2 Management & Business 394 $127,300 USD
3 Engineers & Technicians IV 18 $118,600 USD
4 IT & Programming II 145 $114,900 USD
5 Aviation & Shipping 24 $108,100 USD
6 Finance & Banking 106 $106,400 USD
7 Construction & Labor Workers 63 $106,200 USD
8 Health Care & Medical 105 $105,900 USD
9 Health Care & Medical II 67 $104,500 USD
10 IT & Programming 243 $101,400 USD
11 Engineers & Technicians 124 $100,900 USD
12 Law 65 $100,800 USD
13 Engineers & Technicians III 7 $97,500 USD
14 Human Resources 127 $96,600 USD
15 Properties & Real Estates 25 $95,700 USD
16 Public Sector 60 $91,900 USD
17 Automobile 26 $90,700 USD
18 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 157 $86,500 USD
19 Media 62 $83,400 USD
20 Architect Constructions 24 $82,000 USD
21 Education & University 129 $78,100 USD
22 Fashion 15 $77,600 USD
23 Salesmen & Saleswomen 60 $77,000 USD
24 Insurance 39 $74,900 USD
25 Military 22 $74,500 USD
26 Accounting & Administration 216 $74,200 USD
27 Engineers & Technicians II 7 $72,300 USD
28 Logistics, Road, Railway 29 $70,800 USD
29 Arts, Culture, Performance 23 $68,600 USD
30 Security & Fireguard 21 $68,200 USD
31 Making Design 42 $64,500 USD
32 Geography & Geodesy 3 $62,900 USD
33 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 46 $61,500 USD
34 Archaeology & History 5 $61,300 USD
35 Sports & Recreation 15 $59,400 USD
36 Organization & Coordination 27 $59,000 USD
37 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 30 $58,300 USD
38 Agriculture & Fishing 7 $54,300 USD
39 Customer Services 71 $53,300 USD
40 Hotels & Tourism 28 $53,000 USD

Careers / California (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctor 12 $194,100 USD
2 CEO 33 $171,700 USD
3 Director 70 $162,300 USD
4 General Manager 20 $160,000 USD
5 Product Manager 12 $154,600 USD
6 Construction Manager 17 $142,800 USD
7 Program Manager 17 $140,200 USD
8 Other Engineer Career 44 $135,800 USD
9 Accountant Executive 11 $134,900 USD
10 Lead Developer 12 $132,700 USD
11 Other IT Career 13 $131,000 USD
12 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 23 $128,600 USD
13 IT Manager 48 $127,200 USD
14 Software Engineer 44 $121,800 USD
15 Business Development Manager 11 $119,800 USD
16 Finance Manager 14 $119,000 USD
17 Lawyer 20 $118,000 USD
18 IT Project Manager 26 $114,800 USD
19 Construction Project Manager 17 $114,700 USD
20 Sales Manager 15 $114,100 USD
21 Business Manager 15 $112,500 USD
22 Manager 58 $112,000 USD
23 Other Management Career 30 $110,500 USD
24 Other Automobile Career 10 $110,500 USD
25 Other Human Resource Career 23 $110,400 USD
26 Project Manager 31 $109,600 USD
27 Other Finance Career 14 $109,300 USD
28 Marketing Manager 22 $109,200 USD
29 Software Developer 44 $108,000 USD
30 Engineer 40 $106,400 USD
31 Human Resource 12 $106,100 USD
32 Human Resources Manager 66 $103,900 USD
33 Registered Nurse 26 $103,200 USD
34 Operations Manager 35 $102,900 USD
35 Other Law Career 13 $101,700 USD
36 Account Manager 19 $97,500 USD
37 Other Sales Career 11 $95,300 USD
38 Electrical Engineer 15 $93,600 USD
39 Financial Analyst 26 $89,200 USD
40 Healthcare Management 19 $87,000 USD
41 Other Public Sector Career 33 $86,000 USD
42 Other Education Career 24 $84,800 USD
43 ASP.NET Developer 13 $83,200 USD
44 Marketing 20 $82,400 USD
45 Web Developer 17 $78,500 USD
46 Salesmen or Saleswomen 27 $76,800 USD
47 Other Medical Career 11 $75,000 USD
48 Teacher 19 $74,800 USD
49 Mechanical Engineer 13 $71,500 USD
50 Accountant 25 $66,600 USD
51 Technician 13 $60,300 USD
52 Other Service Career 17 $57,100 USD
53 Customer Service Manager 11 $56,400 USD
54 Graphic Designer 14 $51,000 USD
55 Staff Accountant 18 $50,800 USD
56 Call Center 12 $50,600 USD
57 Marketing Coordinator 13 $42,600 USD
58 Administrative Assistant 16 $39,800 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Process Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 January 2024

What I do?

"Addressed production issues and analyzed data metrics for process qualification to reduce cycle time for consumables. Designed fixtures for optical inspection of received parts. Documented assembly work instructions for NPI consumable and platform instrument. Diagnosed RMA, developed root cause analysis procedure."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $60,000 USD

49/50  Aviation Manager (Man)
Posted 10 January 2024

What I do?

"Flying, managing schedules, maintenance, personal & payroll."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 16-20 Years Expert $167,000 USD

48/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 19 November 2023

What I do?

"Engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert $150,000 USD

47/50  Risk Officer (Man)
Posted 19 November 2023

What I do?

"Investments and risk management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $166,000 USD

46/50  Insurance Technician (Woman)
Posted 17 November 2023

What I do?

"Workers comp."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

45/50  Environmental Scientist (Man)
Posted 19 July 2023

What I do?

"Storm Water Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $65,000 USD

44/50  Product Development Manager (Woman)
Posted 11 July 2023

What I do?

"Vendor Management, Product development, cost negotiations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $129,000 USD

43/50  Technical Solution Engineer (Man)
Posted 22 May 2023

What I do?

"Solving client's technical issues on a daily basis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $115,000 USD

42/50  Technical Consultant (Woman)
Posted 21 May 2023

What I do?

"Data residency, data compliance, data regulation, Encryption, data sovereignty, data storage, in-country data storage, data localization, and encryption."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced $140,000 USD

41/50  Computer Education (Man)
Posted 20 May 2023

What I do?

"Computers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Long Beach Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $60,200 USD

40/50  Human Resources Business Partner (Woman)
Posted 19 May 2023

What I do?

"California Expertise."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $103,000 USD

39/50  Automotive Parts Advisor (Man)
Posted 29 September 2022

What I do?

"Ran parts department."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 8-12 Years Advanced $35,000 USD

38/50  Technical Director (Man)
Posted 13 September 2022

What I do?

"Technical skills relating to audio visual production for in person theatrical arts as well as livestream/video production arts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 2-4 Years Advanced $50,000 USD

37/50  Project Manager (Woman)
Posted 12 September 2022

What I do?

"Cross-functional management, business acumen."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $140,000 USD

36/50  Senior Paralegal (Man)
Posted 12 September 2022

What I do?

"Litigation Support To Attorneys."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $130,000 USD

35/50  Rn Case Manager (Woman)
Posted 11 September 2022

What I do?

"Discharge coordination and case management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Long Beach Masters Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $112,000 USD

34/50  Senior Staff Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 September 2022

What I do?

"Design, architect, write and deploy enterprise data center management software."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $90,000 USD

33/50  Associate Professor (Woman)
Posted 10 September 2022

What I do?

"Ph. D. , teaching, research, service."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert $100,000 USD

32/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 09 September 2022

What I do?

"Write and maintain enterprise software written in C#."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Irvine Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate $108,000 USD

31/50  Administrative Assistant/accounts Payable/office Manager (Woman)
Posted 08 September 2022

What I do?

"Manage Office, Accounts Payable, Assist Owner as needed, filing, place orders."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 16-20 Years Intermediate $57,300 USD

30/50  Producer (Man)
Posted 06 September 2022

What I do?

"Produce Films."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $100,000 USD

29/50  Testingenieur (Man)
Posted 05 September 2022

What I do?

"Testing cars."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Expert $100,000 USD

28/50  Cna Nurse Assistant Cna (Woman)
Posted 03 September 2022

What I do?

"Taking care of elderly."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Fresno Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $25,000 USD

27/50  Stripe Estimator/ Project Manager (Man)
Posted 02 September 2022

What I do?

"Estimate Projects, Run projects, go to meetings, organize and build stripe on roads."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Bernardino Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $54,100 USD

26/50  General Adjuster (Man)
Posted 01 September 2022

What I do?

"Inspect damages to homes and businesses. Write estimates, complete required letters."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $145,000 USD

25/50  Senior Development Enginner (Man)
Posted 30 August 2022

What I do?

"Research and Development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $70,000 USD

24/50  Hr Generalist (Woman)
Posted 30 August 2022

What I do?

"HR, Payroll, Benefits, Onboarding."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced $78,000 USD

23/50  Director, Talent Acquisition (Woman)
Posted 30 August 2022

What I do?

"Head of talent/recruitment activities. oversite of a team of 9. support corp and ops in all things talent and recruitment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $180,000 USD

22/50  Controller (Man)
Posted 30 August 2022

What I do?

"All aspects of financial reporting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rancho Cucamonga Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $130,000 USD

21/50  Hr Manager (Woman)
Posted 27 July 2022

What I do?

"Benefits, recruiting, employee relations, performance management, compensation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 12-16 Years Expert $100,000 USD

20/50  Accountant (Woman)
Posted 26 July 2022

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $60,000 USD

19/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 24 July 2022

What I do?

"Marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $180,000 USD

18/50  Engineering Specialist (Man)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Building and testing electronics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 16-20 Years Advanced $155,400 USD

17/50  Engineering Technical Specialist Iv (Man)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Assemble and test engineering prototype electronics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Some College 16-20 Years Expert $155,400 USD

16/50  Investment Banking Analyst (Man)
Posted 21 July 2022

What I do?

"Industry expertise."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Expert $100,000 USD

15/50  Process Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 July 2022

What I do?

"Chemical engineering, semiconductor manufacturing processes, ALD, PVD, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $85,000 USD

14/50  Developer (Man)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"Developing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 8-12 Years Intermediate $60,000 USD

13/50  Quality Manager (Man)
Posted 19 July 2022

What I do?

"Oversee quality assurance operations in the company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $137,500 USD

12/50  Accounting Manager (Woman)
Posted 18 July 2022

What I do?

"Financial Statements, team of 6, asset liability management, and budget."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $135,000 USD

11/50  Supervisor (Man)
Posted 17 July 2022

What I do?

"20 years of experience in computer maintenance and technology management, Excel table programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $55,400 USD

10/50  Financial Analyst (Man)
Posted 17 July 2022

What I do?

"Cash Flow, Budgeting, Accounting, Financial reporting, Forecast,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $80,000 USD

9/50  Content Associate (Man)
Posted 14 July 2022

What I do?

"Proposal writing, copyediting, research and procurement bidding."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

8/50  Security Manager (Man)
Posted 11 July 2022

What I do?

"Work for DoD."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate $65,000 USD

7/50  Director (Man)
Posted 17 June 2022

What I do?

"Subject matter expert, Provides business strategy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $250,000 USD

6/50  Financial Services (Woman)
Posted 17 June 2022

What I do?

"Financial aid."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $53,000 USD

5/50  Owner (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Internet Marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Anaheim Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $250,000 USD

4/50  Vp Of Finance (Man)
Posted 14 June 2022

What I do?

"FP&A, Treasury etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert $300,000 USD

3/50  Head Of Human Resources (Woman)
Posted 13 June 2022

What I do?

"Contracts, Hiring, Salary Payments, Performance, Wellness, Onboarding, Offboarding, Tax and Audit Support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Anaheim Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $120,000 USD

2/50  Sr It Manager (Man)
Posted 09 June 2022

What I do?

"SLDC, Agile, Scrum, Cloud, Software development, People Management, DevOps."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $175,000 USD

1/50  Technology Manager (Man)
Posted 08 June 2022

What I do?

"Infrastructure and operations for IT."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $150,000 USD


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