The Working Waterfront Creates Jobs


San Diego’s working waterfront has a rich tradition of providing high-paying stable jobs for generations of San Diegans like Tony Swaminathan, general manager, Swaminathan Marine Surveyors, and their families.


The working waterfront supports 42,000 jobs in our region. Working waterfront jobs pay well above the county average and more than twice as much as travel and commercial sector jobs along the waterfront. The average compensation on the working waterfront is more than $62,000 a year.