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Fast Facts for Architectural Drafters in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and San Francisco
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Visalia, Salinas and Riverside
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and Oakland

Salaries for Architectural Drafters in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco

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  • Degree - Industrial Maintenance Technician
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  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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  • Industrial Maintenance and Automated Technology
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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  • Master of Civil Engineering Online
  • Study at a university accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
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  • Electrical Technician

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  • Electrician
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  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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  • BS in Aeronautics
  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
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  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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  • Bachelors in Project Management
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  • MS Organizational Leadership - Project Management
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  • Master of Science in Project Management

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More California Architectural Drafters Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Pomona
Masters
21,477
Chico
Masters
17,034
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Visalia
Associate
11,697
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
El Cajon
Associate
9,358
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Torrance
Associate
24,895
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Gilroy
Associate
6,049
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Irvine
Associate
9,805
Oakland
Associate
11,745
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Wilmington
Associate
8,850
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Los Angeles
Associate
167
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Moorpark
Associate
14,495
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Diego
Associate
21,437
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
Stockton
Associate
18,668
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Architectural Drafters

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:
Architectural Drafters

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Architectural Drafters 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
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 220 $45,060
Fresno 250 $49,450
Chico 60 $57,680
Oxnard 190 $57,350
Thousand Oaks 190 $57,350
Ventura 190 $57,350
Redding N/A $50,540
Modesto 130 $47,360
Napa 30 $57,290
Santa Cruz 50 $59,150
Watsonville 50 $59,150
Santa Maria 170 $52,770
Santa Barbara 170 $52,770
Santa Rosa 100 $60,330
San Francisco 2810 $58,680
Oakland 2810 $58,680
Hayward 2810 $58,680
Stockton 50 $45,560
Lodi 50 $45,560
San Jose 690 $58,490
Sunnyvale 690 $58,490
Santa Clara 690 $58,490
Riverside 890 $48,830
San Bernardino 890 $48,830
Ontario 890 $48,830
Sacramento 740 $58,450
Roseville 740 $58,450
Arden 740 $58,450
Arcade 740 $58,450
Salinas 70 $55,410
San Diego 1260 $58,050
Carlsbad 1260 $58,050
Los Angeles 5490 $56,790
Long Beach 5490 $56,790
Anaheim 5490 $56,790
Vallejo 60 $43,700
Fairfield 60 $43,700
Visalia 90 $46,570
Porterville 90 $46,570
San Luis Obispo 70 $27,860
Paso Robles 70 $27,860
Arroyo Grande 70 $27,860

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