California Actors: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Actors in California

Fast Facts for Actors in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and San Francisco
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and San Francisco

Salaries for Actors in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and San Diego

Schools for Actors in California are listed below.

Selected Acting Schools in California

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More California Acting Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Pepperdine University Malibu Doctorate & First Professional 7,582
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Actors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Actors relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Oxnard 40 $0 0.37
Thousand Oaks 40 $0 0.37
Ventura 40 $0 0.37
Sacramento 90 $0 0.3
Roseville 90 $0 0.3
Arden 90 $0 0.3
Arcade 90 $0 0.3
San Diego 320 $0 0.64
Carlsbad 320 $0 0.64
Los Angeles 14880 $0 7.21
Long Beach 14880 $0 7.21
Anaheim 14880 $0 7.21
San Francisco 0 $0 0
Oakland 0 $0 0
Hayward 0 $0 0
San Jose 90 $0 0.24
Sunnyvale 90 $0 0.24
Santa Clara 90 $0 0.24
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