Computer Workers in California
Considering a career as a Computer Worker in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Computer Workers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Computer Workers in California is growing faster than average.
Computer Workers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Computer Workers Work in California?
There were approximately 74,690 workers employed as Computer Workers in this state in 2018.
There were 47,930 Computer Workers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 26,760 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,980 Computer Workers working in it, which means California has more Computer Workers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Computer Workers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.3%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 2,940 annual job openings, and 39,700 total jobs in 2026 for Computer Workers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 22,400 annual jobs and 313,800 total jobs in 2026.
What do Computer Workers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Computer Workers ranged from $48,560 to $163,370 with $98,010 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.35 to $78.54. The median hourly rate was $47.12.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.23 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.89.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Computer Workers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Computer Workers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||21,320||$83,160|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||19,480||$108,280|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||12,580||$134,970|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||8,170||$89,810|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||2,310||$83,040|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||1,030||$97,010|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||740||$76,020|
|Santa Rosa, CA||470||$78,200|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||200||$93,860|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||150||$62,960|
|El Centro, CA||30||$66,250|
Top States for Computer Workers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Computer Workers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||18,040||$118,800|
Below are the states where Computer Workers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$118,800|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Computer Worker Career?
- Health Professions
- Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies
- Computer & Information Sciences
- Biological & Biomedical Sciences
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting
- Criminal Justice & Corrections
- Computer Science
- Computer Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Information Science
- Mathematics & Computer Science
- Biomathematics & Bioinformatics
- Medical Illustration & Informatics
- Data Processing
- Human Computer Interaction
- Computational Science
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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