Table 1 compares the 100 highest paying jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA, ranked by average annual salary. For each job, the table shows the number of employees with that position, as well as the starting salary for the position. The starting salary is calculated based on 10% of the lowest paid workers. As if giving birth to babies and making people happy weren't rewarding enough, obstetricians are also San Diego's highest-paid medical professionals.
With housing costs soaring, not to mention all the daily necessities, life in San Diego definitely comes at a steep price. Despite all the specialized knowledge they bring, software developers are on the list of the highest paying jobs in San Diego.