California Librarians: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Librarians in California

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Fast Facts for Librarians in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Merced, Yuba City and Vallejo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Visalia, Bakersfield and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego

Salaries for Librarians in California

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

Schools for Librarians in California are listed below.

Selected Librarian Schools in California

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  • Programs: Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
  • Degrees: Master

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship, Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Academic Librarianship, Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science, more...
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More California Librarian Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Citrus College Glendora Associate 11,467
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Rio Hondo College Whittier Associate 21,041
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 37,476

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

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 Librarians 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 150 $0 0.54
Fresno 140 $61910 0.42
Chico 40 $48800 0.61
Oxnard 180 $65310 0.63
Thousand Oaks 180 $65310 0.63
Ventura 180 $65310 0.63
Riverside 590 $53990 0.47
San Bernardino 590 $53990 0.47
Ontario 590 $53990 0.47
Sacramento 550 $70650 0.66
Roseville 550 $70650 0.66
Arden 550 $70650 0.66
Arcade 550 $70650 0.66
Salinas 110 $58760 0.74
San Diego 940 $67170 0.73
Carlsbad 940 $67170 0.73
Los Angeles 3300 $74560 0.61
Long Beach 3300 $74560 0.61
Anaheim 3300 $74560 0.61
Merced 50 $52140 0.88
Modesto 60 $59790 0.4
Napa 30 $74740 0.52
Santa Cruz 60 $67210 0.67
Watsonville 60 $67210 0.67
Santa Maria 80 $62080 0.44
Santa Barbara 80 $62080 0.44
Santa Rosa 140 $69670 0.79
San Francisco 1860 $75600 0.89
Oakland 1860 $75600 0.89
Hayward 1860 $75600 0.89
Stockton 50 $44410 0.24
Lodi 50 $44410 0.24
San Jose 710 $80770 0.74
Sunnyvale 710 $80770 0.74
Santa Clara 710 $80770 0.74
Vallejo 0 $51520 0
Fairfield 0 $51520 0
Visalia 50 $49060 0.36
Porterville 50 $49060 0.36
San Luis Obispo 60 $65940 0.59
Paso Robles 60 $65940 0.59
Arroyo Grande 60 $65940 0.59
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