Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying business jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad, CA metro area using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Jobs the BLS lists as “business and financial operations occupations” were included. Keep reading to discover the highest paying business jobs in your city.

#25. Tax preparers

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $53,180
– #51 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 630

National
– Annual mean salary: $51,080
– Employment: 83,190
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Anchorage, AK ($81,880)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,470)
— Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($73,170)

#24. Credit counselors

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $53,820
– #36 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 190

National
– Annual mean salary: $50,430
– Employment: 31,230
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($74,570)
— Lincoln, NE ($69,990)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($66,410)

#23. Meeting, convention, and event planners

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $58,840
– #37 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 1,670

National
– Annual mean salary: $57,850
– Employment: 98,150
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,140)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,790)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,740)

#22. Fundraisers

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $66,620
– #53 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 590

National
– Annual mean salary: $64,870
– Employment: 82,080
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,460)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,070)
— Salinas, CA ($83,760)

#21. Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $74,880
– #36 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 350

National
– Annual mean salary: $63,200
– Employment: 52,270
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Stockton-Lodi, CA ($102,470)
— Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,710)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,850)

#20. Market research analysts and marketing specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $75,710
– #30 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 7,810

National
– Annual mean salary: $76,080
– Employment: 727,540
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,180)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,370)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($99,510)

#19. Training and development specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $76,790
– #33 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,940

National
– Annual mean salary: $67,620
– Employment: 336,030
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Dothan, AL ($111,580)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,720)
— Decatur, AL ($94,650)

#18. Human resources specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $77,240
– #21 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 7,440

National
– Annual mean salary: $70,720
– Employment: 740,830
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,590)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,460)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($91,400)

#17. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $77,600
– #41 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,760

National
– Annual mean salary: $70,960
– Employment: 278,140
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
— Salinas, CA ($90,800)

#16. Loan officers

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $80,130
– #139 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 3,520

National
– Annual mean salary: $80,570
– Employment: 340,170
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
— Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
— Wilmington, NC ($104,930)

#15. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $80,350
– #18 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 770

National
– Annual mean salary: $73,810
– Employment: 87,750
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,980)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,020)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($96,830)

#14. Compliance officers

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $82,750
– #30 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 5,510

National
– Annual mean salary: $75,810
– Employment: 334,340
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,650)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($99,460)
— California-Lexington Park, MD ($96,030)

#13. Labor relations specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $83,030
– #38 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 410

National
– Annual mean salary: $77,070
– Employment: 63,810
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Urban Honolulu, HI ($104,620)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($98,470)
— Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($97,520)

#12. Cost estimators

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $83,580
– #19 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,640

National
– Annual mean salary: $73,740
– Employment: 208,950
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($104,660)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($99,450)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($98,550)

#11. Accountants and auditors

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $87,530
– #24 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 11,410

National
– Annual mean salary: $83,980
– Employment: 1,318,550
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)

#10. Insurance underwriters

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $88,190
– #27 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 830

National
– Annual mean salary: $79,940
– Employment: 107,690
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($121,000)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($108,990)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,150)

#9. Logisticians

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $88,480
– #23 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 3,090

National
– Annual mean salary: $79,230
– Employment: 189,320
– Metros with highest average pay:
— California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
— Kokomo, IN ($101,310)

#8. Budget analysts

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $89,770
– #25 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 490

National
– Annual mean salary: $84,240
– Employment: 47,440
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,670)
— Iowa City, IA ($108,870)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($106,380)

#7. Credit analysts

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $89,800
– #27 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 600

National
– Annual mean salary: $88,030
– Employment: 68,770
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($128,950)
— Danbury, CT ($121,560)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,860)

#6. Management analysts

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $93,460
– #127 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 7,840

National
– Annual mean salary: $100,530
– Employment: 768,450
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Dothan, AL ($135,020)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)

#5. Financial and investment analysts

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $99,090
– #43 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,890

National
– Annual mean salary: $103,020
– Employment: 291,880
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)

#4. Financial examiners

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $101,690
– #16 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 210

National
– Annual mean salary: $96,180
– Employment: 60,750
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,280)
— Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($125,590)
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($124,070)

#3. Project management specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $102,120
– #33 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 7,350

National
– Annual mean salary: $98,420
– Employment: 743,860
– Metros with highest average pay:
— San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
— Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
— Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)

#2. Financial risk specialists

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $110,530
– #17 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 270

National
– Annual mean salary: $110,610
– Employment: 54,320
– Metros with highest average pay:
— New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($146,590)
— Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($141,890)
— Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA ($141,590)

#1. Personal financial advisors

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
– Annual mean salary: $125,330
– #82 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 2,840

National
– Annual mean salary: $119,960
– Employment: 263,030
– Metros with highest average pay:
— Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
— San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
— East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)