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Fast Facts for Interior Designers in California

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

Salaries for Interior Designers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, Santa Barbara and San Francisco

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More California Interior 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
Total Enrollment
Los Angeles
Doctorate
45,687
Los Angeles
Doctorate
44,027
Berkeley
Doctorate
41,891
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,622
Davis
Doctorate
37,380
San Jose
Doctorate
35,835
Sacramento
Associates
31,858
Sacramento
Doctorate
31,255
Walnut
Associates
29,960
Santa Monica
Bachelors
29,760
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,758
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,083
San Francisco
Associates
26,299
Pomona
Doctorate
26,053
Fresno
Doctorate
25,325
Long Beach
Associates
24,658
Fullerton
Associates
24,124
San Marcos
Associates
23,848
San Diego
Bachelors
23,532
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,508
Costa Mesa
Associates
22,156
Cupertino
Associates
20,674
Santa Rosa
Associates
20,671
Santa Clarita
Associates
20,008
Mission Viejo
Associates
19,783
Modesto
Bachelors
17,880
Chico
Masters
17,875
Stockton
Associates
17,849
Santa Barbara
Associates
16,385
San Jacinto
Associates
15,718
San Diego
Associates
15,692
Oceanside
Bachelors
14,617
Moorpark
Associates
14,343
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,125
Hayward
Associates
13,670
Santa Maria
Associates
11,739
Oroville
Associates
11,386
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,063
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,836
Sylmar
Associates
9,765
Fairfield
Bachelors
9,625
Fremont
Associates
9,273
Livermore
Associates
8,989
Folsom
Associates
8,682
La Verne
Doctorate
8,159
Monterey
Associates
7,816
Saratoga
Associates
7,779
Seaside
Masters
7,584
Compton
Associates
7,422
La Mirada
Doctorate
6,172
Redwood City
Associates
6,152
Kentfield
Associates
5,749
Redlands
Doctorate
4,898
San Diego
Doctorate
4,417
Ukiah
Associates
3,870
Los Angeles
Masters
2,384
San Francisco
Masters
1,927
Los Angeles
Masters
1,115
North Hollywood
Bachelors
987
San Diego
Bachelors
846
Alhambra
Bachelors
587
San Diego
Masters
554
Ontario
Bachelors
527
Riverside
Bachelors
524
San Francisco
Masters
433
Hollywood
Bachelors
416
Anaheim
Doctorate
375
San Francisco
Bachelors
279
Newport Beach
Masters
208
San Diego
Bachelors
126

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Interior 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:
Interior Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Interior 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® 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
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara490 $52,300
Vallejo-FairfieldN/A $50,590
Fresno80 $56,680
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade450 $48,560
Salinas50 $63,350
San Diego-Carlsbad930 $54,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim3450 N/A
Modesto70 $59,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaN/A $52,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario430 $50,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1710 $67,820
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara90 $57,160
Santa RosaN/A $68,710

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