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Fast Facts for Photographers in California

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

Salaries for Photographers in California

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

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More California Photography Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
San Francisco
Masters
11,334
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Pasadena
Masters
1,832
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Oakland
Masters
1,613
Valencia
Masters
1,324
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Glendora
Associate
11,467
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Tarzana
Bachelor
312
Sonora
Associate
2,734
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
El Cajon
Associate
9,358
Cypress
Associate
13,592
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Monterey Park
Associate
28,889
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Glendale
Associate
16,827
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Irvine
Associate
9,805
South Lake Tahoe
Associate
2,576
Oakland
Associate
11,745
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Merced
Associate
10,890
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Monterey
Associate
9,238
Moorpark
Associate
14,495
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Los Angeles
Masters
1,177
Angwin
Masters
1,363
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Porterville
Associate
3,773
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Sacramento
Associate
24,596
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Francisco
Masters
655
San Jose
Associate
9,805
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Monica
Associate
28,958
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Claremont
Bachelor
920
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Santa Cruz
Doctorate
15,825
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Ventura
Associate
12,603
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Photographers

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:
Photographers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Photographers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 90 $39,100
Chico 40 $39,780
Fresno 50 $33,140
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 370 $38,890
Salinas 40 $33,450
San Diego-Carlsbad 510 $34,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 3660 $58,890
Modesto 50 $49,330
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 140 $40,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 350 $43,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 680 $50,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 130 $50,430
Santa Rosa 30 $45,000

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