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Fast Facts for Psychologists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Vallejo, Salinas and San Francisco
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Ana, Sacramento and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, San Francisco and Oakland

Salaries for Psychologists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bakersfield, Sacramento and Oakland

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More California Psychology 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
Northridge
Doctorate
41,319
Fullerton
Doctorate
40,905
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,622
Davis
Doctorate
37,380
San Diego
Masters
36,453
San Jose
Doctorate
35,835
La Jolla
Doctorate
35,772
Irvine
Doctorate
35,242
San Diego
Doctorate
35,158
Monterey Park
Associates
34,578
Sacramento
Associates
31,858
Sacramento
Doctorate
31,255
Walnut
Associates
29,960
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,758
Los Angeles
Doctorate
28,531
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,083
Pasadena
Associates
27,324
San Francisco
Associates
26,299
Pomona
Doctorate
26,053
Fresno
Doctorate
25,325
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
25,057
Long Beach
Associates
24,658
Torrance
Associates
24,349
Fullerton
Associates
24,124
San Marcos
Associates
23,848
San Diego
Bachelors
23,532
Riverside
Doctorate
23,279
Bakersfield
Bachelors
23,195
Fresno
Associates
22,771
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,508
San Luis Obispo
Masters
22,370
Costa Mesa
Associates
22,156
Sacramento
Associates
21,323
Riverside
Associates
20,863
San Bernardino
Doctorate
20,692
Santa Rosa
Associates
20,671
Santa Clarita
Associates
20,008
Whittier
Bachelors
19,948
Mission Viejo
Associates
19,783
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,775
Santa Cruz
Doctorate
19,457
Chula Vista
Associates
18,413
El Cajon
Associates
18,288
Rocklin
Associates
18,221
Modesto
Bachelors
17,880
Chico
Masters
17,875
Stockton
Associates
17,849
Stanford
Doctorate
17,534
Norwalk
Associates
17,218
La Jolla
Masters
17,097
Hayward
Doctorate
16,538
Santa Barbara
Associates
16,385
Carson
Masters
16,219
San Marcos
Doctorate
15,755
San Jacinto
Associates
15,718
Los Altos Hills
Bachelors
15,697
San Diego
Associates
15,692
Cypress
Bachelors
15,673
Valley Glen
Associates
15,648
San Diego
Associates
15,569
Oceanside
Bachelors
14,617
Glendale
Associates
14,598
Moorpark
Associates
14,343
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,125
Sacramento
Associates
14,120
San Bernardino
Associates
13,892
Los Angeles
Associates
13,827
Hayward
Associates
13,670
Irvine
Associates
13,395
Glendora
Associates
13,263
Ventura
Associates
13,174
Orange
Associates
12,307
Visalia
Associates
12,277
Salinas
Associates
12,072
Victorville
Associates
11,971
Aptos
Associates
11,836
Santa Maria
Associates
11,739
Huntington Beach
Associates
11,610
Oroville
Associates
11,386
Fountain Valley
Associates
11,172
Palm Desert
Associates
11,146
San Francisco
Doctorate
11,063
Merced
Associates
10,912
Oakland
Associates
10,891
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,836
San Diego
Doctorate
10,788
Reedley
Associates
10,562
Culver City
Bachelors
10,477
Turlock
Doctorate
10,327
Norco
Associates
10,277
Bakersfield
Doctorate
10,131
Riverside
Doctorate
9,941
Azusa
Doctorate
9,926
Moreno Valley
Associates
9,914
Costa Mesa
Masters
9,832
Sylmar
Associates
9,765
Fairfield
Bachelors
9,625

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Psychologists

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:
Psychologists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Psychologists 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 Clara130 $87,430
Vallejo-Fairfield40 $92,530
Fresno80 N/A
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade190 $112,980
San Diego-Carlsbad210 $95,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim470 $141,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario90 $110,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward350 $100,690

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