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Fast Facts for Economists in California

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

Salaries for Economists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, San Francisco and Riverside

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More California Economy 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
Total Enrollment
Los Angeles
Doctorate
45,687
Los Angeles
Doctorate
44,027
Berkeley
Doctorate
41,891
Northridge
Doctorate
41,319
Fullerton
Doctorate
40,905
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,622
Davis
Doctorate
37,380
San Diego
Masters
36,453
San Jose
Doctorate
35,835
La Jolla
Doctorate
35,772
Irvine
Doctorate
35,242
San Diego
Doctorate
35,158
Sacramento
Associates
31,858
Sacramento
Doctorate
31,255
Santa Monica
Bachelors
29,760
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,758
Los Angeles
Doctorate
28,531
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,083
San Francisco
Associates
26,299
Pomona
Doctorate
26,053
Fresno
Doctorate
25,325
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
25,057
Torrance
Associates
24,349
Fullerton
Associates
24,124
San Marcos
Associates
23,848
San Diego
Bachelors
23,532
Riverside
Doctorate
23,279
Bakersfield
Bachelors
23,195
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,508
San Luis Obispo
Masters
22,370
Costa Mesa
Associates
22,156
Riverside
Associates
20,863
San Bernardino
Doctorate
20,692
Santa Rosa
Associates
20,671
Whittier
Bachelors
19,948
Mission Viejo
Associates
19,783
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,775
Santa Cruz
Doctorate
19,457
Chula Vista
Associates
18,413
El Cajon
Associates
18,288
Rocklin
Associates
18,221
Chico
Masters
17,875
Woodland Hills
Associates
17,655
Stanford
Doctorate
17,534
Norwalk
Associates
17,218
Hayward
Doctorate
16,538
Santa Barbara
Associates
16,385
Carson
Masters
16,219
San Marcos
Doctorate
15,755
San Jacinto
Associates
15,718
Los Altos Hills
Bachelors
15,697
San Diego
Associates
15,692
Valley Glen
Associates
15,648
Oceanside
Bachelors
14,617
Moorpark
Associates
14,343
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,125
Sacramento
Associates
14,120
Hayward
Associates
13,670
Irvine
Associates
13,395
Orange
Associates
12,307
Visalia
Associates
12,277
Salinas
Associates
12,072
Aptos
Associates
11,836
Huntington Beach
Associates
11,610
Oroville
Associates
11,386
Fountain Valley
Associates
11,172
Palm Desert
Associates
11,146
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,063
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,836
Reedley
Associates
10,562
Culver City
Bachelors
10,477
Turlock
Doctorate
10,327
Bakersfield
Doctorate
10,131
Los Angeles
Doctorate
9,618
Rohnert Park
Masters
9,481
Orange
Doctorate
9,392
San Jose
Associates
9,336
Fremont
Associates
9,273
San Mateo
Associates
9,263
San Diego
Doctorate
8,905
Santa Clara
Doctorate
8,629
Arcata
Masters
8,525
La Verne
Doctorate
8,159
Merced
Doctorate
7,967
Monterey
Associates
7,816
Saratoga
Associates
7,779
Malibu
Doctorate
7,710
Camarillo
Masters
7,455
Oxnard
Associates
7,451
Compton
Associates
7,422
Fresno
Associates
7,420
Oakland
Associates
6,952
San Pablo
Associates
6,727
Berkeley
Associates
6,356
Stockton
Doctorate
6,255
Yucaipa
Associates
6,251
Redwood City
Associates
6,152
Gilroy
Associates
5,995
Kentfield
Associates
5,749
Redlands
Doctorate
4,898

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Economists

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:
Economists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Economists 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-Arcade190 $76,720
San Diego-Carlsbad120 $118,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim460 $143,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-OntarioN/A $104,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward380 $117,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara110 $152,540

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