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Fast Facts for Religious Directors in California

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

Salaries for Religious Directors in California

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

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More California Religious Director Training Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Azusa
Doctorate
8,084
Scotts Valley
Masters
537
Anaheim
Masters & First Professional
345
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Riverside
Masters
3,775
Bakersfield
Masters
7,700
Chico
Masters
17,034
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
Orange
Doctorate
6,022
Claremont
Doctorate
2,127
Claremont
Bachelor
1,135
Claremont
Doctorate & First Professional
435
Irvine
Masters
2,392
Yucaipa
Associate
5,382
San Rafael
Masters
2,125
Fresno
Masters
2,391
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
92
Oakland
Masters
1,114
Fullerton
Masters
974
Arcata
Masters
7,773
Van Nuys
Doctorate
531
San Dimas
Bachelor
459
Fresno
Masters & First Professional
151
Los Angeles
Doctorate
2,366
Belmont
Masters
1,491
Los Angeles
Masters
1,877
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Angwin
Masters
1,363
Oakland
Masters
758
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Claremont
Bachelor
999
San Diego
Masters
3,480
Claremont
Bachelor
1,547
Moraga
Doctorate
3,801
El Cajon
Bachelor
489
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Anselmo
Doctorate & First Professional
459
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Claremont
Bachelor
920
Redding
Masters
1,076
El Cajon
Doctorate & First Professional
195
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Santa Clarita
Doctorate & First Professional
1,511
Sacramento
Bachelor
242
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
Riverside
Doctorate
17,187
La Jolla
Doctorate & First Professional
27,020
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
21,410
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235
Costa Mesa
Masters
2,254
Escondido
Masters
147
Santa Barbara
Bachelor
1,337
Whittier
Masters & First Professional
1,985
Rocklin
Bachelor
515
Los Angeles
Masters & First Professional
249

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Religious Directors

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:
Religious Directors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Religious Directors 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 N/A $26,660
El Centro 30 $29,000
Fresno 120 $37,390
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 120 $
Salinas 40 $37,800
San Diego-Carlsbad 500 $45,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 1440 $52,010
Modesto 40 $40,650
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 60 $
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 400 $37,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 470 $65,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 180 $47,660
Visalia-Porterville 40 $32,080
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 60 $40,660
Santa Rosa 40 $47,200

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