California Accountant Salary

California Accountant Salary

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With 37.6 million people, California is the most populous state.  Out of over 14 million workers, it contains 113,570 accountants, the highest number of any state.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2012, the average California accountant salary is $75.870 per year, or $36.48 per hour. (Compare this to the standard accountant salary and CPA salary.)
  • This is higher than the average wage of $52,350 per year, or $25.17 per hour, for all workers in the state.
  • The amount is close to the state mean for all 790,660 professionals in business and financial operations who make $76,040 per year, or $36.56 per hour.

Cities

The metropolitan areas with the highest salaries are in Silicon Valley, one of the world hubs for high technology, and the Bay Area, where the cost of living is very high.

  1. San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara show 11,120 accountants making a mean $86,020 per year, or $41.35 per hour.
  2. San Francisco, San Mateo and Redwood City average an accountant salary of $85,760 yearly, or $41.23 hourly, for 14,080 professionals.
  3. Salinas shows wages of $80,500 per year, or $38.70 per hour, for 730 accountants.

The Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale area is the largest city in California and the second largest city in the USA. It contains the second-most number of accountants of any U.S. city at 56,440. Average wages for the profession here runs $75,530 annually, or $36.31 hourly.


City List

The following shows the mean California accountant salary for all cities as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can sort and page through the results by using the column headings and the Show Entries option.

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 11,120 $41.35 $86,020.00
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City 14,080 $41.23 $85,760.00
Salinas 730 $38.70 $80,500.00
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward 8,460 $38.11 $79,270.00
Napa 450 $36.90 $76,740.00
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta 1,200 $36.49 $75,910.00
Stockton 940 $36.35 $75,620.00
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale 41,240 $36.31 $75,530.00
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine 15,200 $36.19 $75,280.00
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 10,450 $35.99 $74,860.00
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 2,170 $35.69 $74,230.00
Santa Rosa-Petaluma 2,850 $34.53 $71,820.00
Fresno 1,730 $34.45 $71,660.00
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 550 $34.38 $71,500.00
Vallejo-Fairfield 560 $33.35 $69,370.00
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville 7,940 $32.22 $67,020.00
Modesto 810 $31.65 $65,830.00
Redding 280 $31.63 $65,790.00
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 6,410 $31.47 $65,450.00
Chico 420 $31.14 $64,780.00
Merced 250 $31.12 $64,740.00
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles 690 $30.02 $62,450.00
Bakersfield-Delano, 1,610 $29.65 $61,680.00
Yuba City 160 $29.58 $61,530.00
Visalia-Porterville 410 $29.13 $60,590.00
Madera-Chowchilla 150 $28.78 $59,860.00
El Centro 380 $27.62 $57,450.00
Hanford-Corcoran 170 $27.32 $56,830.00


References

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: California
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Accountants

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2 Responses to “California Accountant Salary”

  1. javier ledesma says:

    Do you have data on Big 4 accountants?
    Maybe if possible on a managers level.
    Not partners though, I believe that is a little hard to get.

    • alocsin says:

      I don’t have anything that specific, I’m afraid. But I’ll see if I can dig them up and put in a new post about it.

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