#1. Salinas, California

- Average annual salary: $111,680

- Median annual salary: $93,430

- Total employment: 690 (4.0 per 1,000 jobs)

Salinas, located just an hour from Silicon Valley, is quickly transforming into a global hub for agriculture and technology. Salinas Valley has an estimated economic impact of more than $8 billion per year, serving as the processing center of the region’s produce. Companies in Salina are using technology to solve world challenges regarding food production and sustainability. The city has a wide range of businesses from larger companies to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Accountants have tons of opportunities to tap into the agriculture and technology space. As of October 2021, CPA salaries in Salinas range from $77,816 to $510,776.

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