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Average Salary - San Diego UNITED STATES


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

$87,640 USD

£67,320 GBP
New York City

$99,813 USD

$52,000 USD

£39,943 GBP

Average Salary / San Diego

Average salary in San Diego is $87,640 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 308 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $102,300 USD. Women receive a salary of $77,300 USD.

The most paid careers are Engineers & Technicians V with average income $136,700 USD and Management & Business with income $127,500 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $131,300 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $113,400 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $120,900 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $110,800 USD.

Levels / San Diego (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
1 100%
0.32%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
7 99.68%
2.27%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
7 97.4%
2.27%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
8 95.13%
2.6%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
18 92.53%
5.84%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
13 86.69%
4.22%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
14 82.47%
4.55%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
24 77.92%
7.79%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
9 70.13%
2.92%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
15 67.21%
4.87%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
15 62.34%
4.87%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
13 57.47%
4.22%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
9 53.25%
2.92%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
16 50.32%
5.19%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
15 45.13%
4.87%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
14 40.26%
4.55%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
6 35.71%
1.95%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
19 33.77%
6.17%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
3 27.6%
0.97%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
4 26.62%
1.3%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
7 25.32%
2.27%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
12 23.05%
3.9%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
9 19.16%
2.92%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
7 16.23%
2.27%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
2 13.96%
0.65%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
3 13.31%
0.97%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
2 12.34%
0.65%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
9 11.69%
2.92%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
4 8.77%
1.3%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
6 7.47%
1.95%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
1 5.52%
0.32%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
1 5.19%
0.32%
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
7 4.87%
2.27%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
1 2.6%
0.32%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
0 n/a
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
2 2.27%
0.65%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
5 1.62%
1.62%

Gender / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 156 $102,300 USD
2 Women 73 $77,300 USD

Education / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 23 $131,300 USD
2 Masters Degree 60 $113,400 USD
3 Bellow H. School 2 $99,000 USD
4 Bachelors Degree 133 $84,400 USD
5 Some College 66 $68,100 USD
6 High School 24 $52,500 USD

Experience / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 76 $120,900 USD
2 16-20 Years 38 $110,800 USD
3 12-16 Years 32 $90,500 USD
4 8-12 Years 42 $89,900 USD
5 4-8 Years 46 $63,000 USD
6 0-1 Year 18 $62,800 USD
7 1-2 Years 15 $55,100 USD
8 2-4 Years 41 $50,300 USD

Age / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 9 $134,600 USD
2 51-55 28 $134,100 USD
3 61-65 9 $133,100 USD
4 66-70 1 $130,000 USD
5 46-50 31 $107,500 USD
6 41-45 35 $103,800 USD
7 76-99 1 $100,000 USD
8 36-40 41 $92,400 USD
9 31-35 24 $71,700 USD
10 n/a 79 $68,200 USD
11 26-30 26 $64,900 USD
12 21-25 20 $44,000 USD
13 14-20 4 $43,800 USD

Work Type / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 17 $116,800 USD
2 Contract 20 $90,100 USD
3 Permanent 260 $86,400 USD
4 Part Time 11 $68,500 USD

Career Groups / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Engineers & Technicians V 10 $136,700 USD
2 Management & Business 44 $127,500 USD
3 Public Sector 9 $120,600 USD
4 Engineers & Technicians IV 4 $119,300 USD
5 Security & Fireguard 1 $116,000 USD
6 Finance & Banking 8 $111,500 USD
7 Law 9 $100,100 USD
8 IT & Programming II 16 $99,100 USD
9 IT & Programming 33 $95,500 USD
10 Health Care & Medical 12 $92,500 USD
11 Construction & Labor Workers 6 $90,400 USD
12 Geography & Geodesy 1 $90,000 USD
13 Salesmen & Saleswomen 7 $89,400 USD
14 Engineers & Technicians III 1 $87,500 USD
15 Military 8 $84,300 USD
16 Engineers & Technicians 11 $79,800 USD
17 Human Resources 11 $74,400 USD
18 Properties & Real Estates 1 $74,000 USD
19 Education & University 19 $72,300 USD
20 Health Care & Medical II 10 $70,200 USD
21 Insurance 4 $70,200 USD
22 Sports & Recreation 3 $66,700 USD
23 Fashion 1 $65,000 USD
24 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 15 $63,800 USD
25 Hotels & Tourism 3 $63,300 USD
26 Accounting & Administration 16 $59,300 USD
27 Logistics, Road, Railway 2 $56,500 USD
28 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 5 $56,200 USD
29 Aviation & Shipping 4 $53,600 USD
30 Architect Constructions 2 $51,000 USD
31 Customer Services 14 $50,800 USD
32 Automobile 6 $50,400 USD
33 Engineers & Technicians II 1 $50,000 USD
34 Making Design 3 $47,700 USD
35 Organization & Coordination 1 $40,000 USD
36 Media 4 $36,300 USD
37 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 3 $28,700 USD

Careers / San Diego (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 CEO 5 $191,000 USD
2 Director 10 $155,100 USD
3 Public Administration 2 $153,300 USD
4 Other Engineer Career 8 $147,200 USD
5 Program Manager 3 $144,600 USD
6 Social Worker 2 $139,000 USD
7 Business Development Manager 2 $138,500 USD
8 Lawyer 2 $135,000 USD
9 Software Developer 8 $119,600 USD
10 Financial Analyst 2 $116,900 USD
11 Other Management Career 5 $116,800 USD
12 Manager 3 $114,200 USD
13 Other Medical Career 2 $113,500 USD
14 IT Manager 7 $113,000 USD
15 Energy Engineer 3 $112,300 USD
16 Contract Manager 3 $110,700 USD
17 Electrical Engineer Lead 3 $110,000 USD
18 Other Public Sector Career 5 $100,200 USD
19 Construction Manager 4 $99,000 USD
20 Software Engineer 6 $98,300 USD
21 System Analyst 2 $97,500 USD
22 Biological Engineer Lead 2 $95,000 USD
23 Paralegal 2 $92,000 USD
24 Law Firm Administrator 3 $91,300 USD
25 Military Technician Lead 3 $89,300 USD
26 Call Center 3 $89,100 USD
27 Healthcare Management 4 $88,900 USD
28 Customer Service Manager 2 $85,000 USD
29 ASP.NET Developer 2 $80,000 USD
30 Human Resources Manager 8 $79,400 USD
31 Healthcare Administration 2 $79,400 USD
32 Insurance 3 $78,600 USD
33 Other Tourism Career 2 $77,500 USD
34 Teacher 5 $72,400 USD
35 Data Coordinator 2 $70,500 USD
36 Salesmen or Saleswomen 5 $70,200 USD
37 Secondary School Teacher 2 $69,500 USD
38 Technician 3 $68,700 USD
39 Sales Manager 2 $65,000 USD
40 Car Mechanic 2 $64,000 USD
41 Web Developer 4 $63,800 USD
42 Lead Cook 3 $63,200 USD
43 English Teacher 2 $60,000 USD
44 Other Military Career 2 $59,500 USD
45 IT Coordinator 2 $58,700 USD
46 Electrical Engineer 2 $57,000 USD
47 Marketing 2 $55,000 USD
48 Other Education Career 2 $54,500 USD
49 Marketing Coordinator 3 $50,700 USD
50 Clinical Research Coordinator 2 $50,500 USD
51 Operations Manager 2 $49,000 USD
52 Bank Manager 2 $43,700 USD
53 Staff Accountant 2 $39,000 USD
54 Office Administrator 2 $38,200 USD
55 Other Automobile Career 2 $37,200 USD
56 Service Coordinator 3 $32,300 USD
57 Interior Designer 2 $31,500 USD
58 Other Service Career 3 $31,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Chief Scientist
Posted 15 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert $205,000 USD

Presales Engineer
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $150,000 USD

Department Clerk
Posted 08 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 12-16 Years Advanced $68,000 USD

English As A Foreign Language Instructor
Posted 31 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $35,000 USD

Human Resources
Posted 22 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 1-2 Years Basic $38,400 USD

Owner
Posted 20 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $245,000 USD

Hr Generalist
Posted 02 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $85,000 USD

It Manager
Posted 28 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $130,000 USD

Waiter
Posted 28 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $41,200 USD

Teacher
Posted 09 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $60,000 USD

It Coordinator
Posted 19 May 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $47,500 USD

Growth Marketer
Posted 17 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $70,000 USD

It Support
Posted 08 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 2-4 Years n/a $53,000 USD

Commercial Banker
Posted 21 October 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $203,000 USD

Analytics Director
Posted 25 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 16-20 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Cost And Pricing Supervisor
Posted 09 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a $127,000 USD

Financial Analyst
Posted 08 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $83,800 USD

Senior Accountant
Posted 14 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 20+ Years n/a $75,000 USD

Naval Aviator
Posted 14 March 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 20+ Years n/a $125,000 USD

Personal Banker
Posted 23 February 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 2-4 Years n/a $39,500 USD

Information Technology
Posted 19 February 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 8-12 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Business Consultant
Posted 04 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 20+ Years n/a $200,000 USD

Performance Manager
Posted 29 October 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $82,500 USD

Director Of Operations
Posted 28 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 20+ Years n/a $90,000 USD

Customer Support Manager
Posted 28 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

Senior Legal Analyst
Posted 14 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

Sr Product Manager
Posted 01 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $170,000 USD

Operations & Contracts Manager
Posted 14 May 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

Magnetic Resonance Physicist
Posted 23 April 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $90,000 USD

Banquet Chef
Posted 11 April 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $50,000 USD

Regional Sales Manager
Posted 25 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 8-12 Years n/a $80,000 USD

Project Coordinator
Posted 06 March 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $63,500 USD

Information System Technician Lead
Posted 13 February 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 4-8 Years n/a $98,000 USD

Senior Electrical Engineer
Posted 06 February 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a $125,000 USD

Director
Posted 31 January 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $300,000 USD

Sales Manager
Posted 15 December 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $60,000 USD

Physical Education Teacher
Posted 13 December 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $102,000 USD

Inspector General Auditor
Posted 05 December 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 20+ Years n/a $106,000 USD

Consulting
Posted 28 October 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $200,000 USD

Veteran Svc Rep
Posted 25 October 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $61,700 USD

Maintenance Tech
Posted 11 October 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego High School 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

Software Engineer
Posted 05 October 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $160,000 USD

Management Consultant
Posted 28 August 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $100,000 USD

Managing Director
Posted 27 August 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $150,000 USD

Humanities Promotions Coordinator
Posted 20 July 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $40,000 USD

Programmer
Posted 05 June 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $95,000 USD

Regional Business Line Manager
Posted 04 June 2018
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $150,000 USD

High School Teacher
Posted 19 November 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $54,000 USD

Sales Engineer
Posted 03 November 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $45,000 USD

Vp Director Of Client Relations
Posted 19 October 2017
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Some College 8-12 Years n/a $54,000 USD

ECONOMY / San Diego

The San Diego economy is tied to San Diego Bay, a harbor which today is one of California's five major ports. This harbor has significant impact on the San Diego economy.

About 5% of all civilian jobs in the U.S are military-related. Around 15,000 businesses in San Diego rely on Defense. Military bases in San Diego include Marine Corps bases, US Navy facilities, and Coast Guard stations.

Tourism has very important role in San Diego economy.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40.5 percent people in San Diego at ages 25 and older have bachelor's education. This ranks the city as the ninth most educated city in the U.S.

Salaries in San Diego are among highest in California. They are a little bit lower than in San Francisco with surrounding and Los Angeles.


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