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Fast Facts for Librarians in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Merced, Yuba City and Vallejo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Visalia, Bakersfield and Stockton
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, Oakland and San Diego

Salaries for Librarians in California

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

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More California Librarian 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
San Diego
Masters
36,453
San Jose
Doctorate
35,835
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,836
Azusa
Doctorate
9,926
Monterey
Associates
7,816
Fresno
Masters
4,105

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

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:
Librarians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Librarians 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
Bakersfield150 N/A
Chico40 $63,180
Fresno160 $78,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade520 $74,260
Salinas100 $69,710
San Diego-Carlsbad870 $70,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim3310 $79,490
Modesto60 $61,140
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura170 $63,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario590 $73,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1650 $81,690
Stockton-Lodi60 $68,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara520 $86,380
Vallejo-Fairfield60 $59,670
Visalia-Porterville40 $72,520
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande50 $77,540
Santa Cruz-Watsonville70 $79,340
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara80 $75,820
Santa Rosa90 $73,440

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