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Fast Facts for Architects in California

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

Salaries for Architects in California

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

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More California Architecture Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Highest Award
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Architects

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 Architects relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 120 $75,320
Fresno 70 $90,550
Oxnard 80 $97,380
Thousand Oaks 80 $97,380
Ventura 80 $97,380
Riverside 380 $81,030
San Bernardino 380 $81,030
Ontario 380 $81,030
Sacramento 990 $87,900
Roseville 990 $87,900
Arden 990 $87,900
Arcade 990 $87,900
Salinas 30 N/A
San Diego 990 $83,290
Carlsbad 990 $83,290
Los Angeles 5130 $89,140
Long Beach 5130 $89,140
Anaheim 5130 $89,140
Modesto 40 N/A
Santa Cruz N/A $54,330
Watsonville N/A $54,330
Santa Maria 90 $83,610
Santa Barbara 90 $83,610
Santa Rosa 120 $89,190
San Francisco 3180 $89,850
Oakland 3180 $89,850
Hayward 3180 $89,850
Stockton 40 $80,200
Lodi 40 $80,200
San Jose 480 $87,320
Sunnyvale 480 $87,320
Santa Clara 480 $87,320
Vallejo 50 $91,730
Fairfield 50 $91,730
San Luis Obispo 80 $62,840
Paso Robles 80 $62,840
Arroyo Grande 80 $62,840

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