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Fast Facts for Designers in California

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

Salaries for Designers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Ana

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More California Design 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
43,548
Berkeley
Doctorate
40,154
Davis
Doctorate
36,460
Walnut
Associates
29,446
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,045
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,260
Pomona
Doctorate
25,326
Long Beach
Associates
24,704
Cupertino
Associates
21,716
Chico
Masters
17,557
San Jacinto
Associates
15,497
Oceanside
Associates
14,801
San Diego
Associates
14,722
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,003
Fremont
Associates
9,814
Folsom
Associates
8,499
Compton
Associates
7,492
Seaside
Masters
7,274
La Mirada
Doctorate
6,095
Kentfield
Associates
5,621
Redlands
Doctorate
5,071
Los Angeles
Bachelors
2,624
San Francisco
Masters
1,983
Los Angeles
Masters
1,078
Alhambra
Bachelors
599
San Francisco
Masters
506
Ontario
Bachelors
488
Riverside
Bachelors
462
Hollywood
N/A
434
Anaheim
Doctorate
402
San Francisco
Bachelors
332

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Designers

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:
Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Designers 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® 22.1 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-Arcade70 $91,500
San Diego-Carlsbad80 $108,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1140 $91,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward280 $89,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara140 $93,610

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