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MBA Salary in California

$19,171 - $33,425
7% of jobs
$45,222 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$33,426 - $47,680
21% of jobs
$47,681 - $61,935
15% of jobs
$61,936 - $76,190
12% of jobs
The average salary is $85,330 a year
$76,191 - $90,445
12% of jobs
$102,242 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$90,446 - $104,700
14% of jobs
$104,701 - $118,955
8% of jobs
$129,278 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$118,956 - $133,210
3% of jobs
$133,211 - $147,465
3% of jobs
$147,466 - $161,720
0% of jobs
$161,721 - $175,976
0% of jobs
California Average
$19,171 $83,856 /year $175,976
$41 /hour
$1,598 - $2,785
7% of jobs
$3,768 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$2,786 - $3,973
21% of jobs
$3,973 - $5,161
15% of jobs
$5,161 - $6,349
12% of jobs
The average salary is $7,110 a month
$6,349 - $7,537
12% of jobs
$8,520 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$7,537 - $8,725
14% of jobs
$8,725 - $9,913
8% of jobs
$10,773 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$9,913 - $11,101
3% of jobs
$11,101 - $12,289
3% of jobs
$12,289 - $13,477
0% of jobs
$13,477 - $14,665
0% of jobs
California Average
$1,598 $6,988 /month $14,665
$41 /hour
$369 - $643
7% of jobs
$869 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$643 - $917
21% of jobs
$917 - $1,191
15% of jobs
$1,191 - $1,465
12% of jobs
The average wage is $1,640 a week
$1,465 - $1,739
12% of jobs
$1,966 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$1,739 - $2,013
14% of jobs
$2,013 - $2,288
8% of jobs
$2,486 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$2,288 - $2,562
3% of jobs
$2,562 - $2,836
3% of jobs
$2,836 - $3,110
0% of jobs
$3,110 - $3,384
0% of jobs
California Average
$369 $1,613 /week $3,384
$41 /hour
$9.22 - $16.07
7% of jobs
$21.74 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$16.07 - $22.92
21% of jobs
$22.92 - $29.78
15% of jobs
$29.78 - $36.63
12% of jobs
The average wage is $41.02 an hour
$36.63 - $43.48
12% of jobs
$49.15 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$43.48 - $50.34
14% of jobs
$50.34 - $57.19
8% of jobs
$62.15 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$57.19 - $64.04
3% of jobs
$64.04 - $70.90
3% of jobs
$70.90 - $77.75
0% of jobs
$77.75 - $84.60
0% of jobs
California Average
$9.22 $40 /hour $84.60
  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $129,278 $10,773 $2,486 $62
75th Percentile $102,242 $8,520 $1,966 $49
Average $85,330 $7,110 $1,640 $41
25th Percentile $45,222 $3,768 $869 $22
MBA Salary in California Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$82,721
$6,893
$1,591
$40
California
United States
$85,330
$7,110
$1,640
$41

How much does a MBA make in California?

As of Sep 16, 2021, the average annual pay for the MBA jobs category in California is $85,331 an year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $41.02 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,641/week or $7,111/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing salaries as high as $175,976 and as low as $19,171, the majority of salaries within the MBA jobs category currently range between $45,222 (25th percentile) to $102,242 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $129,278 annually in California.

The average pay range for a MBA job varies greatly (as much as $57,020), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job posting activity on ZipRecruiter, the MBA job market in California is not very active as few companies are currently hiring.

California ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for MBA job salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for MBA jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job within the MBA category on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for MBA Jobs in California

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a MBA job is above the average in California. Topping the list is San Francisco, with Santa Clara and Los Angeles close behind in second and third. Los Angeles beats the California average by 11.0%, and San Francisco furthers that trend with another $12,120 (14.2%) above the $85,331.

Significantly, San Francisco has a very active MBA job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities paying on average above the average for California, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations in the MBA jobs category appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top 10 cities varies very little at 7% between San Francisco and Sacramento, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a MBA role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Francisco$97,450$8,121$1,874$46.85
Santa Clara$96,775$8,065$1,861$46.53
Los Angeles$94,675$7,890$1,821$45.52
Fremont$93,712$7,809$1,802$45.05
San Buenaventura$92,826$7,736$1,785$44.63
San Jose$91,946$7,662$1,768$44.20
Oakland$90,968$7,581$1,749$43.73
Tracy$90,691$7,558$1,744$43.60
Sunnyvale$90,554$7,546$1,741$43.54
Sacramento$90,492$7,541$1,740$43.51
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ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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