San Diego employment information

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$33,789$29,906$28,555
Median household income$65,753$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$92,737$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$47,889$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$39,832$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$29,500$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate5.9%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level15.8%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in San Diego is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in San Diego is 23% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in San Diego is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in San Diego is 1% higher than the national average.

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San Diego median earnings by income bracket

San Diego employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.8%0.9%
Manufacturing sector11.9%0.4%
Financial & insurance services3.8%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services12.2%12.5%
Public administration6.3%4.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%1.8%
Education, health & social services13.9%31.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Granite Hills, CA3,438$111,684109%
Coronado, CA24,333$90,87670%
Bonita, CA13,864$87,66664%
Rancho San Diego, CA21,514$80,59151%
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA21,076$75,63741%
San Diego, CA1,341,510$65,75323%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
San Antonio, TX1,385,438$46,31713%
Dallas, TX1,240,985$43,35919%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,758$46,88112%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,920$37,46030%
San Jose, CA986,320$83,78757%
San Diego, CA1,341,510$65,75323%
Source: The San Diego, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.