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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 amongst California metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,870
25th Percentile Wage
$96,500
50th Percentile Wage
$135,460
75th Percentile Wage
$190,440
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 $190,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $135,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$135,460
0.97% 10.20%
2016
$134,150
3.43% -
2015
$129,550
1.07% -
2014
$128,170
3.24% -
2013
$124,020
1.92% -
2012
$121,640
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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 $77,450 to $175,220. The highest paying area for financial managers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $175,220. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $159,660). The lowest paying area is Redding with a median annual salary of $77,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$175,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$159,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$157,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$142,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$142,140
Napa
$134,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$133,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$127,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$126,860
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$121,300
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$119,150
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$119,130
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$118,880
Salinas
$118,790
Stockton
$111,250
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$110,030
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$108,660
Vallejo-Fairfield
$107,390
Merced
$106,080
Madera-Chowchilla
$103,630
Bakersfield-Delano
$101,980
Yuba City
$101,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$100,270
Modesto
$99,000
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$98,490
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$97,760
Fresno
$97,520
Visalia-Porterville
$96,560
El Centro
$93,610
Hanford-Corcoran
$90,540
Chico
$87,110
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,400
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$81,610
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$78,080
Redding
$77,450




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