Table 1 compares the 100 highest-paying jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA, ranked by average annual salary. For each position, the table shows the number of employees with that job, as well as the starting salary for the position. The starting salary is calculated based on the 10% of the paid workers with the lowest salaries. As if giving birth to babies and making people happy weren't rewarding enough, obstetricians are also the highest-paid medical professionals in San Diego.
With housing costs skyrocketing, not to mention all the everyday needs, living 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-paid jobs in San Diego.