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Fast Facts for Architects in California

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

Salaries for Architects in California

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

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More California Architecture Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
San Francisco
Masters
11,334
Oakland
Masters
1,613
San Luis Obispo
Masters
19,777
Pomona
Masters
21,477
Los Angeles
Masters
482
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
San Francisco
Doctorate & First Professional
8,714
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Architects

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:
Architects

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield N/A $74,230
Fresno 70 $90,420
Salinas 50 $112,530
San Diego-Carlsbad 1190 $96,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 5530 $91,370
Napa 40 $96,730
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 40 $
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 470 $77,300
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 800 $93,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 3970 $102,750
Stockton-Lodi 50 $103,600
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 520 $89,280
Vallejo-Fairfield 120 $103,690
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande 50 $55,630
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 70 $96,330
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 100 $100,220
Santa Rosa 110 $91,900

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