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Who Earns What: 75 San Diego Salaries Revealed


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Sports & Fitness

Pat Weber
Owner/Founder/Surf Instructor

San Diego Surfing Academy
$30 - $100/hr

Maureen Arbogast
Instructor

The Bar Method
$25/hr

Lesley Paterson
Pro Triathlete

Owner Braveheart Racing
$30,000/yr
Philip Rivers
Quarterback

San Diego Chargers
$11,710,000
(base salary 2010)

Caddie
The Caddie Connection

$20,000/yr
(part time, includes
gratuities)

Stadium Turf Manager
Qualcomm and PETCO

$28.72 - $34.92/hr

Charger Girls Line Captain
San Diego Chargers
$100/game
(does not include appearances and calendar sales)
 
Baseball Player
Major League

$415,500/yr
(minimum salary)

Baseball Player
Minor League

$3,000/mo
(during the season)

Heath Bell
Pitcher

San Diego Padres
$7,500,000/yr
(this season)

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Business & Technology

Gabriel Wisdom
CEO/Managing Director/Wealth Manager
American Money
Management LLC
“Six to low seven figures”
(based on client portfolio performance)

Doug Sawyer
CEO
United Way of San Diego County
$185,548/yr
(based on most recent
UW IRS filing)
User Experience (UX) Designer
UCSD
$4,227 - $6,062/mo

Kirk Yake
Civil Litigation Attorney
$300/hr

Bank Teller
$26,213/yr
(average)

 
Donald E. Felsinger
Chairman/CEO
Sempra Energy
$3,355,600/yr
(salary and bonus)

Irwin Jacobs
Co-Founder/
Director
Qualcomm

$816,527/yr
(director compensation
paid in 2010)

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Culture, Arts, & Media

Television News Reporter
Freelance
$200/day

Television News Anchor
$100,000 - $600,000/yr

Community Reporter
San Diego Union-Tribune

$35,000/yr
 
Carol Williams
Organist

Balboa Park
$56,000/yr

Sugar Jones
Blogger

sugarjones.tv
$26,000/yr
 
Dani Dodge
artist

$2,500/original painting
$3,995/commissioned work

John Ahlin
Actor

La Jolla Playhouse
$765/wk

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Entrepeneurs

Psychic
$70,000/yr
Undisclosed psychic center

Barbara Diaz  
Owner/Aesthetician

Glow Waxing Boutique
$72,000/yr
Perk: “I can trade
services with other beauticians!”

Dale Cooper
Owner/Printer

Foremost Printing & Graphics
$100,500/yr
Steven Wetherbee
Portrait Photographer

$750/day

Tony Hannemann
Owner/Plant maintenance specialist

Leaf It To Us
$75,000/yr
Perk: “Plants don’t talk back!” 

Kim Primerano
Owner/Matchmaker

Love Happens Here
$60,000/yr
 
Jay Porter    
Owner/Restaurateur
The Linkery

$0
“I haven’t been paid because we invested in the business (and in the community) by opening El Take It Easy.”
 

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Science & Healthcare

Resident Physician
UC San Diego Hospital

$48,259/yr
(entry level)

Psychiatrist
SD County Psychiatric Hospital

$173,638

Allan Bombard
Chief Medical Officer

Sequenom, Inc.
$731,999/yr
Psychiatric Nurse
Alpine Special
Treatment Center
$20-24/hr

Registered Nurse
$66,000/yr
(annual mean salary)

Dan Smith
Senior Wellness Counselor

YMCA
$27,000/yr
Glenn Wagner
Chief Medical Officer
(County Coroner)

San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner
$226,806/yr
 

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City & Government

Jerry Sanders
Mayor

$100,464/yr

Kathi Henry
El Cajon City Manager

$240,572/yr

Todd Gloria
City Council Member

$75,386/yr

Dan McAllister
County Treasurer/Tax Collector

$155,480/yr
Bill Horn
County Supervisor

$143,031/yr

Public Defender
$69,139/yr
(entry level)

Brian Bilbray
Congressman

$174,000/yr

Lifeguard
City of San Diego

$16.23 - $19.50/hr
(entry level)

Parking Enforcement
City of San Diego

$17.13 - $20.60/hr
Sanitation Driver
City of San Diego

Level lll
$22.85 - $26.90/hr

Police Officer
City of San Diego

$6,077/mo
(after 4th year)  

Firefighter
City of San Diego

$3,106 - $5,026/mo
(base salary)

Director, Public Art
San Diego Port
Commission
$81,370 - 110,866/yr

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Education

GRE Test Tutor
Top Test Prep
$30/hr

Music Teacher
TakeLessons
$12 - $15/hr
(plus commission)

Public School Teacher
Poway Unified District
$40,963/yr
(entry level)
 
Associate Professor
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College
$80,000/yr

Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor
UCSD
$385,468/yr
(last update 2009)
Dr. Randolph
E. Ward

SD County
Superintendent of Schools
$286,073/yr

Substitute Special Ed
Teacher

Davila Day School
$100/day

Principal
San Diego Unified School District

$120,596.34/yr
(maximum)

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Hospitality

Senior Animal Trainer
SeaWorld
$21.90/hr

Aquarist
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
$2,836/mo
 
Nina Calderaro
Food Server

Zanzibar
$8/hr

Casino Dealer
$25,000 - $50,000/yr
(base pay, not including tips)
Marlon Franklin
Nightclub Bouncer

Bar Pink
$11/hr

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Miscellaneous

Tree Trimmer
$13 - $20/hr

Farrier
(horseshoer)

$45,000/yr
(San Diego County Farrier’s Association average)
Organic Farmer
Imperial Beach
$80,000/yr

Master Model Builder
Legoland
$12.50 - $16.50/hr
Teevan McManus
Owner/Dog Surfing Trainer

Coronado Surfing Academy
$75/hr
Perk: “Wearing a wetsuit instead of a suit!”

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