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Fast Facts for Technical Writers in California

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

Salaries for Technical Writers in California

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

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  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Writing
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  • Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online)
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  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
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More California Technical Writing 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
South Gate
Associate
103
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Berkeley
Associate
5,287
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Riverside
Masters
3,775
San Luis Obispo
Masters
19,777
Pomona
Masters
21,477
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Camarillo
Masters
3,599
Chico
Masters
17,034
Carson
Masters
12,082
Hayward
Masters
13,124
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
San Bernardino
Doctorate
17,066
San Marcos
Masters
9,159
Turlock
Doctorate
8,836
Redwood City
Associate
5,764
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
Claremont
Doctorate
2,127
Claremont
Bachelor
1,135
Fountain Valley
Associate
9,316
Alameda
Associate
5,979
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Palm Desert
Associate
8,597
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
Sonora
Associate
2,734
San Pablo
Associate
7,147
Joshua Tree
Associate
1,673
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
El Cajon
Associate
9,358
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
Torrance
Associate
24,895
San Jose
Associate
8,707
Quincy
Associate
1,688
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Arcata
Masters
7,773
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Irvine
Associate
9,805
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Oakland
Masters
319
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Sylmar
Associate
8,493
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
6,095
Los Angeles
Associate
13,194
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Merced
Associate
10,890
Oakland
Doctorate
1,446
Oceanside
Associate
10,682
Santa Clara
Associate
8,832
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
La Jolla
Masters
26,363
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Los Angeles
Masters
1,877
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
Angwin
Masters
1,363
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Claremont
Bachelor
999
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Claremont
Bachelor
1,547
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Reedley
Associate
12,158
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
El Cajon
Bachelor
489
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Diego
Associate
21,437
San Diego
Associate
10,650
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
Calexico
Masters
885
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
San Jose
Associate
9,805
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Barbara
Associate
21,632
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Orange
Associate
14,085
Claremont
Bachelor
920
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Redding
Masters
1,076
San Bruno
Associate
8,359
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Rohnert Park
Masters
8,770
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Taft
Associate
9,328
Santa Clarita
Doctorate & First Professional
1,511
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
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
8,714
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
Costa Mesa
Masters
2,254
Culver City
Associate
9,975
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Santa Barbara
Bachelor
1,337
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Technical Writers

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:
Technical Writers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Technical Writers 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 60 $63,710
Fresno 40 $74,570
Sacramento 230 $76,090
Roseville 230 $76,090
Arden 230 $76,090
Arcade 230 $76,090
San Diego 730 $80,900
Carlsbad 730 $80,900
Los Angeles 1960 $78,450
Long Beach 1960 $78,450
Anaheim 1960 $78,450
Oxnard 150 $89,800
Thousand Oaks 150 $89,800
Ventura 150 $89,800
Riverside 220 $70,780
San Bernardino 220 $70,780
Ontario 220 $70,780
San Francisco 1620 $81,720
Oakland 1620 $81,720
Hayward 1620 $81,720
San Jose 1160 $109,330
Sunnyvale 1160 $109,330
Santa Clara 1160 $109,330
Vallejo 40 $86,890
Fairfield 40 $86,890
San Luis Obispo 40 $
Paso Robles 40 $
Arroyo Grande 40 $
Santa Maria 60 $76,790
Santa Barbara 60 $76,790
Santa Rosa 50 $86,680

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