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Fast Facts for Lawyers in California

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

Salaries for Lawyers in California

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

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More California Law 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
Berkeley
Doctorate
40,154
Davis
Doctorate
36,460
La Jolla
Doctorate
34,979
Irvine
Doctorate
32,754
Stanford
Doctorate
17,184
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,003
Los Angeles
Doctorate
9,330
Orange
Doctorate
8,542
San Diego
Doctorate
8,508
Santa Clara
Doctorate
8,422
La Verne
Doctorate
8,369
Malibu
Doctorate
7,826
Stockton
Doctorate
6,128
San Diego
Doctorate
4,003
San Francisco
Doctorate
2,656
Whittier
Doctorate
2,072
San Francisco
Doctorate
1,007
Pleasant Hill
Doctorate
954
Los Angeles
Doctorate
900
San Diego
Doctorate
750
San Diego
Doctorate
611
Stockton
Doctorate
480
Santa Rosa
Doctorate
457
Irvine
Doctorate
350
Inglewood
Doctorate
207
Santa Ana
Doctorate
179
Clovis
Doctorate
164
Los Angeles
Doctorate
164
Ventura
Doctorate
99
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
87
Sacramento
Doctorate
0

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

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:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers 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
Visalia-Porterville180 $111,500
Yuba CityN/A N/A
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande130 $126,840
Bakersfield540 $152,230
El Centro100 $112,630
Fresno1310 $120,980
Hanford-Corcoran60 $99,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade5460 $130,880
Salinas300 $118,380
San Diego-Carlsbad7330 $153,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim34910 $174,390
MaderaN/A N/A
MercedN/A N/A
Modesto320 $117,820
Napa180 $149,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura1200 $174,420
Redding160 $109,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario2730 $147,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward16770 $181,650
Stockton-Lodi490 $88,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara5470 $198,100
Vallejo-Fairfield210 $147,140
Santa Cruz-Watsonville250 $133,660
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara420 $139,700
Santa Rosa490 $146,020

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