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Financial Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for financial managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of financial managers among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Financial Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,350
25th Percentile Wage
$95,980
50th Percentile Wage
$134,150
75th Percentile Wage
$188,780
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $188,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $134,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34.79
25th Percentile Wage
$46.14
50th Percentile Wage
$64.48
75th Percentile Wage
$90.76
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for financial managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $90.76. The median hourly salary is $64.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.79.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of financial managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016134,1503.43%9.33%
2015129,5501.07%-
2014128,1703.24%-
2013124,0201.92%-
2012121,640--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Financial Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of financial managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of financial managers in state of California ranges from $70,550 to $173,520. The highest paying area for financial managers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $173,520. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $162,600). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$173,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$162,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$158,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$143,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$140,840
Napa
$140,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$133,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$128,470
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$126,860
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$118,880
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$117,980
Stockton
$116,380
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$113,300
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$111,300
Vallejo-Fairfield
$110,980
Salinas
$110,750
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$110,180
Yuba City
$106,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$105,780
El Centro
$103,730
Merced
$100,880
Bakersfield-Delano
$100,070
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$98,140
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,760
Madera-Chowchilla
$97,290
Modesto
$96,440
Fresno
$95,240
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,140
Hanford-Corcoran
$93,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$90,420
Chico
$85,710
Visalia-Porterville
$80,850
Redding
$76,880
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$73,210
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,550



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