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Fast Facts for Actors in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and San Francisco
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and San Francisco

Salaries for Actors in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and San Diego

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More California Acting Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,871
La Jolla
Doctorate
34,979
San Francisco
Masters
12,608
Riverside
Doctorate
9,157
Orange
Doctorate
8,542
Malibu
Doctorate
7,826
Burbank
Masters
2,061
Valencia
Doctorate
1,455
Angwin
Masters
1,438
San Francisco
Masters
54
Hollywood
Associates
47

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Actors

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:
Actors

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

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-ArcadeN/A N/A
San Diego-Carlsbad550 N/A
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim10940 N/A
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura70 N/A
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara130 N/A

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