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Highest-Paying Careers
These are the occupations with the highest median wages as of May 2020 (the latest wage data available). You can view this list for any state by changing the location.
We found 169 occupations in California.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Bachelor's degree.
Rank Occupation 2020 Median wages Typical Education
Hourly Annual
1
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
N/A
$208,000+
Bachelor's degree
3
Chief Executives
$100.00+
$208,000+
Bachelor's degree
16
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$88.60
$184,300
Bachelor's degree
17
Natural Sciences Managers
$87.48
$182,000
Bachelor's degree
18
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$85.72
$178,300
Bachelor's degree
21
Marketing Managers
$79.95
$166,300
Bachelor's degree
25
Nuclear Engineers
$72.59
$151,000
Bachelor's degree
27
Compensation and Benefits Managers
$71.85
$149,500
Bachelor's degree
28
Financial Managers
$70.11
$145,800
Bachelor's degree
30
Computer Hardware Engineers
$68.87
$143,300
Bachelor's degree