California Electrical Engineers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Electrical Engineers in California

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Fast Facts for Electrical Engineers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose, Santa Barbara and Santa Rosa
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Stockton, Fresno and Riverside
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Jose, Oakland and San Diego

Salaries for Electrical Engineers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Stockton, Santa Cruz and Sacramento

Schools for Electrical Engineers in California are listed below.

Selected Electrical Engineering Schools in California

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More California Electrical Engineering Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
California Institute of Technology Pasadena Doctorate 2,133
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Masters 19,777
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona Masters 21,477
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 8,977
Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont Doctorate 784
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Doctorate & First Professional 8,685
Southern California Institute of Technology Anaheim Bachelor 396
Stanford University Stanford Doctorate & First Professional 19,782
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
University of California-Irvine Irvine Doctorate & First Professional 26,483
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 37,476
University of California-Riverside Riverside Doctorate 17,187
University of California-San Diego La Jolla Doctorate & First Professional 27,020
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Doctorate 21,410
University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Doctorate 15,825
University of San Diego San Diego Doctorate 7,504
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
University of the Pacific Stockton Doctorate 6,235

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Electrical Engineers

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:
Electrical Engineers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Electrical Engineers 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


Bakersfield 310 $89790 0.8
Fresno 210 $120360 0.47
Oxnard 710 $105680 1.85
Thousand Oaks 710 $105680 1.85
Ventura 710 $105680 1.85
Redding 30 $108370 0.43
Riverside 530 $94900 0.31
San Bernardino 530 $94900 0.31
Ontario 530 $94900 0.31
Sacramento 1290 $92700 1.14
Roseville 1290 $92700 1.14
Arden 1290 $92700 1.14
Arcade 1290 $92700 1.14
Salinas 50 $115510 0.25
San Diego 4210 $116590 2.4
Carlsbad 4210 $116590 2.4
Los Angeles 6780 $105360 0.93
Long Beach 6780 $105360 0.93
Anaheim 6780 $105360 0.93
Modesto 0 $115190 0
Santa Cruz 60 $83590 0.49
Watsonville 60 $83590 0.49
Santa Maria 240 $110360 1.01
Santa Barbara 240 $110360 1.01
Santa Rosa 80 $107320 0.34
San Francisco 2700 $111590 0.95
Oakland 2700 $111590 0.95
Hayward 2700 $111590 0.95
Stockton 70 $108390 0.23
Lodi 70 $108390 0.23
San Jose 5830 $137900 4.45
Sunnyvale 5830 $137900 4.45
Santa Clara 5830 $137900 4.45
Vallejo 120 $109490 0.73
Fairfield 120 $109490 0.73
Visalia 0 $99500 0
Porterville 0 $99500 0
San Luis Obispo 120 $103020 0.8
Paso Robles 120 $103020 0.8
Arroyo Grande 120 $103020 0.8
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