Writers picture    Writers image

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

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

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
Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim4460 $96,460
Santa Rosa50 $70,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario220 $75,550
San Diego-Carlsbad440 $67,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara400 $87,710
Bakersfield30 $59,920
Santa Cruz-Watsonville70 $67,470
Chico40 $45,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1410 $93,060
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara100 N/A
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade180 $79,740
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura80 $68,270
Salinas40 $80,870

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles