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Fast Facts for Writers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Chico and San Diego
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fresno, Sacramento and Oxnard
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, San Diego and Santa Ana

Salaries for Writers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Diego, Oakland and Santa Ana

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Writers

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

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim4460$96,460
Santa Rosa50$70,900
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade180$79,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1410$93,060
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara100N/A
Salinas40$80,870
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura80$68,270
San Diego-Carlsbad440$67,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara400$87,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario220$75,550
Chico40$45,960
Bakersfield30$59,920
Santa Cruz-Watsonville70$67,470

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