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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

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
Monterey Park
Associates
36,970
Santa Monica
Bachelors
30,828
Sacramento
Associates
30,519
Sacramento
Doctorate
30,510
Walnut
Associates
29,446
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,260
Pasadena
Associates
27,165
Long Beach
Associates
24,704
Fullerton
Associates
24,073
Torrance
Associates
24,033
San Marcos
Associates
23,923
Fresno
Associates
22,925
Sacramento
Associates
22,042
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,002
Costa Mesa
Associates
21,731
Cupertino
Associates
21,716
Santa Rosa
Associates
21,217
San Francisco
Associates
21,189
Norwalk
Associates
20,979
Santa Clarita
Associates
19,966
Mission Viejo
Associates
19,646
Riverside
Associates
19,644
Whittier
Bachelors
19,220
Santa Cruz
Doctorate
18,783
Chula Vista
Associates
18,727
El Cajon
Associates
18,498
Stockton
Associates
18,102
Rocklin
Associates
17,833
Modesto
Bachelors
17,684
Los Angeles
Associates
17,661
San Diego
Associates
16,726
Santa Barbara
Associates
16,642
Cypress
Associates
15,941
San Jacinto
Associates
15,497
Los Altos Hills
Bachelors
15,369
Glendale
Associates
15,178
Oceanside
Associates
14,801
Irvine
Associates
14,147
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,105
Sacramento
Associates
14,010
Moorpark
Associates
14,010
Hayward
Associates
13,742
Ventura
Associates
12,851
San Francisco
Masters
12,608
Salinas
Associates
12,328
Santa Maria
Associates
12,012
Aptos
Associates
11,978
Oroville
Associates
11,300
Oakland
Associates
10,928
Merced
Associates
10,750
Fremont
Associates
9,814
Fairfield
Associates
9,736
Riverside
Doctorate
9,157
Livermore
Associates
9,049
San Mateo
Associates
9,048
La Verne
Doctorate
8,369
Saratoga
Associates
8,263
Monterey
Associates
7,815
Marysville
Associates
6,370
Napa
Associates
6,148
Porterville
Associates
4,259
Barstow
Associates
3,285
Hollywood
Bachelors
3,128
Sonora
Associates
2,420
Pasadena
Masters
2,138
Burbank
Masters
2,061
South Lake Tahoe
Associates
2,052
San Francisco
Masters
1,983
Valencia
Doctorate
1,455
Angwin
Masters
1,438
Burbank
Masters
1,283
San Diego
Bachelors
1,119
San Bernardino
Bachelors
1,100
North Hollywood
Bachelors
1,096
Santa Ana
Bachelors
771
San Francisco
Masters
630
Sacramento
Bachelors
529
San Francisco
Masters
506
Santa Monica
Bachelors
398
San Diego
Bachelors
202
Sunnyvale
Bachelors
62
Oceanside
N/A
0

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 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
Bakersfield50 $41,440
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade330 $33,280
SalinasN/A $
San Diego-Carlsbad340 $38,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim3040 $57,600
Modesto40 $
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura150 $38,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario370 $37,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward710 $51,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara120 $43,910
Santa RosaN/A $
ChicoN/A $
Fresno90 $32,580

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