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Fast Facts for Clergy in California

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

Salaries for Clergy in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Barbara, Santa Ana and San Francisco

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More California Clergy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Berkeley
Masters
58
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
San Diego
Masters & First Professional
190
Anaheim
Masters & First Professional
345
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Riverside
Masters
3,775
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Chico
Masters
17,034
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
114
Claremont
Doctorate
2,127
Claremont
Bachelor
1,135
Claremont
Doctorate & First Professional
435
Irvine
Masters
2,392
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
Berkeley
Masters & First Professional
81
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Pasadena
Doctorate & First Professional
3,024
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
92
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Fullerton
Masters
974
Arcata
Masters
7,773
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
173
Van Nuys
Doctorate
531
San Dimas
Bachelor
459
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Fresno
Masters & First Professional
151
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Los Angeles
Masters
1,877
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Berkeley
Masters & First Professional
117
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
214
Angwin
Masters
1,363
Oakland
Masters
758
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Claremont
Bachelor
999
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Claremont
Bachelor
1,547
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
El Cajon
Bachelor
489
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Anselmo
Doctorate & First Professional
459
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Claremont
Bachelor
920
Redding
Masters
1,076
El Cajon
Doctorate & First Professional
195
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Santa Clarita
Doctorate & First Professional
1,511
Sacramento
Bachelor
242
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
Riverside
Doctorate
17,187
La Jolla
Doctorate & First Professional
27,020
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
21,410
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
Costa Mesa
Masters
2,254
Escondido
Masters
147
Santa Barbara
Bachelor
1,337
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985
Rocklin
Bachelor
515
Los Angeles
Masters & First Professional
249

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Clergy

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:
Clergy

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 100 $62,870
Chico 50 $35,910
Fresno 110 $57,050
Sacramento 250 $38,490
Roseville 250 $38,490
Arden 250 $38,490
Arcade 250 $38,490
Salinas 30 $53,140
San Diego 430 $51,030
Carlsbad 430 $51,030
Los Angeles 1760 $53,840
Long Beach 1760 $53,840
Anaheim 1760 $53,840
Modesto 50 $35,910
Oxnard 60 $54,150
Thousand Oaks 60 $54,150
Ventura 60 $54,150
Redding 40 $53,030
Riverside 490 $53,360
San Bernardino 490 $53,360
Ontario 490 $53,360
San Francisco 940 $38,960
Oakland 940 $38,960
Hayward 940 $38,960
Stockton 70 $50,990
Lodi 70 $50,990
San Jose 260 $55,100
Sunnyvale 260 $55,100
Santa Clara 260 $55,100
Vallejo 30 $57,090
Fairfield 30 $57,090
Visalia 50 $37,480
Porterville 50 $37,480
San Luis Obispo 70 $53,050
Paso Robles 70 $53,050
Arroyo Grande 70 $53,050
Santa Cruz 60 $58,680
Watsonville 60 $58,680
Santa Maria 50 $58,040
Santa Barbara 50 $58,040
Santa Rosa 60 $51,090

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