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Fast Facts for Civil Engineers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Yuba City, Redding and Sacramento
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Modesto, Visalia and Madera
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Civil Engineers in California

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

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More California Civil Engineering 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
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,548
Fullerton
Doctorate
40,235
Berkeley
Doctorate
40,154
Northridge
Doctorate
39,916
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,776
Davis
Doctorate
36,460
San Diego
Doctorate
34,688
Irvine
Doctorate
32,754
San Jose
Doctorate
32,154
Sacramento
Doctorate
30,510
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,045
Los Angeles
Doctorate
27,827
Pomona
Doctorate
25,326
Fresno
Doctorate
24,405
San Luis Obispo
Masters
21,306
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,419
Whittier
Bachelors
19,220
Stockton
Associates
18,102
Chico
Masters
17,557
Stanford
Doctorate
17,184
Irvine
Associates
14,147
Los Angeles
Doctorate
9,330
Riverside
Doctorate
9,157
Santa Clara
Doctorate
8,422
Stockton
Doctorate
6,128
Eureka
Associates
4,804
Pasadena
Doctorate
2,240

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Civil 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:
Civil Engineers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Civil Engineers 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
Bakersfield410 $107,060
Salinas150 $95,860
San Diego-Carlsbad4780 $90,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim13640 $106,750
Madera40 $109,970
Merced50 N/A
Modesto250 $95,050
Napa160 $98,820
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura530 $103,080
Redding220 $110,760
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario2290 $117,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade4330 $113,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward9170 $114,050
Stockton-Lodi360 $97,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara2720 $115,210
Vallejo-Fairfield260 $103,530
Visalia-Porterville90 $87,300
Yuba City240 $106,340
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande440 $92,800
Santa Cruz-Watsonville150 $103,350
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara340 $108,730
Santa Rosa430 $110,670
Chico180 $99,150
El Centro30 $98,290
Fresno900 $105,480

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