Accountants and Auditors in California
Considering a career as an Accountant or Auditor in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Accountants and Auditors in California is growing faster than average.
Accountants and Auditors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Accountants and Auditors Work in California?
There were approximately 148,600 workers employed as Accountants and Auditors in this state in 2018.
There were 143,670 Accountants and Auditors employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 4,930 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 13,650 Accountants and Auditors working in it, which means California has more Accountants and Auditors than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Accountants and Auditors in this state are growing at a rate of 10.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 16,640 annual job openings, and 179,700 total jobs in 2026 for Accountants and Auditors in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 141,800 annual jobs and 1,537,600 total jobs in 2026.
What do Accountants and Auditors Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Accountants and Auditors ranged from $47,190 to $127,520 with $75,690 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.69 to $61.31. The median hourly rate was $36.39.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.12 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.27.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Accountants and Auditors
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Accountants and Auditors.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||61,520||$73,680|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||26,730||$84,190|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||13,300||$83,110|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||10,940||$76,240|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||6,180||$69,610|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||2,090||$77,220|
|Santa Rosa, CA||1,630||$74,750|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||1,330||$73,210|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||950||$76,080|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||590||$73,870|
|El Centro, CA||240||$60,140|
|Yuba City, CA||130||$66,080|
Top States for Accountants and Auditors Employment
View the list below to see where most Accountants and Auditors work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Accountants and Auditors get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$91,890|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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