Project Management Jobs in California

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California Ranks:
1
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary
1
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary
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in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
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in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary
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in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary
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in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary

Project management professionals enjoy beautiful weather and exciting cities in California while earning some of the best wages in the nation. It should come as no surprise that the Silicon Valley area of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara trumps the competition with computer and information systems manager wages of nearly $170,000 yearly, on average. Architectural and engineering managers here see earnings of $168,000 per year, while in San Luis Obispo they average only $102,000. Construction Managers make over $108,000 in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont region, but less than $72,000 in Visalia-Porterville.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Computer and Information Systems Managers 43,150 $141,120 117%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 31,050 $146,900 118%
Construction Managers 22,100 $100,160 121%
Industrial Production Managers 17,420 $95,880 108%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 11,590 $84,530 103%
Natural Sciences Managers 8,330 $146,830 127%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 10,320 $144,370 116%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,790 $168,350 135%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 5,090 $153,610 123%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,220 $133,260 107%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 1,560 $134,410 108%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,100 $128,980 103%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 510 $132,860 106%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 400 $150,210 120%
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 370 $141,750 114%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 260 $138,260 111%
Fresno, CA 230 $107,480 86%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 150 $102,840 82%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 110 $121,200 97%
Stockton, CA 100 $115,800 93%
Salinas, CA 90 $118,300 95%
Modesto, CA 80 $116,640 93%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 70 $163,440 131%
Redding, CA 50 $120,770 97%
Chico, CA 30 $104,180 83%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 30 $108,040 87%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 13,290 $133,180 110%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,320 $169,770 140%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 9,190 $152,060 126%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,790 $126,370 104%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 2,700 $104,410 86%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,130 $107,310 89%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 780 $135,350 112%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 290 $123,760 102%
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 270 $113,590 94%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 230 $121,810 101%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 230 $126,690 105%
Fresno, CA 210 $91,200 75%
Modesto, CA 150 $116,000 96%
Stockton, CA 140 $102,970 85%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 140 $108,020 89%
Salinas, CA 140 $132,500 110%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 80 $106,010 88%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 60 $106,270 88%
Chico, CA 50 $94,730 78%
Napa, CA 50 $120,260 99%
Redding, CA 50 $90,180 75%
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 40 $123,520 102%
El Centro, CA 40 $100,640 83%
Merced, CA 30 $115,790 96%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 7,010 $99,690 120%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 3,880 $108,540 131%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,220 $97,100 117%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,920 $100,820 122%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 1,630 $104,860 127%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,450 $100,830 122%
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 440 $93,160 113%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 370 $94,780 114%
Fresno, CA 360 $91,720 111%
Stockton, CA 340 $87,280 105%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 280 $105,980 128%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 270 $95,090 115%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 230 $87,290 105%
Salinas, CA 150 $104,840 127%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 150 $93,110 112%
Modesto, CA 130 $80,010 97%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 120 $71,570 86%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 100 $94,390 114%
Napa, CA 80 $101,490 123%
Chico, CA 70 $89,320 108%
Merced, CA 50 $90,870 110%
El Centro, CA 50 $96,220 116%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 40 $94,320 114%
Redding, CA 40 $97,320 118%
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 30 $78,950 95%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Industrial Production Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 7,080 $93,540 105%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2,280 $117,600 132%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,750 $110,680 124%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,310 $92,200 103%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,160 $86,650 97%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 500 $85,700 96%
Fresno, CA 440 $73,030 82%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 410 $92,220 103%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 310 $103,630 116%
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 230 $104,710 117%
Stockton, CA 230 $84,790 95%
Napa, CA 210 $111,240 125%
Modesto, CA 180 $83,360 93%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 170 $121,920 137%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 130 $75,140 84%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 120 $97,190 109%
Salinas, CA 110 $98,590 111%
Merced, CA 90 $75,200 84%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 80 $89,540 100%
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 70 $67,310 75%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 60 $97,340 109%
El Centro, CA 60 $92,760 104%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 $100,110 112%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 2,490 $166,500 144%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,540 $174,050 150%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 1,460 $141,080 122%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 760 $166,640 144%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 520 $110,930 96%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 $111,770 97%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 140 $137,350 119%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 100 $122,690 106%
Fresno, CA 50 $98,190 85%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 $146,280 126%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 $112,730 97%
Salinas, CA 0 $120,300 104%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 0 $113,120 98%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 4,630 $83,050 101%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1,530 $99,330 121%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,220 $77,690 95%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 790 $88,910 109%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 550 $90,920 111%
Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA 520 $84,230 103%
Stockton, CA 310 $82,800 101%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 200 $84,470 103%
Fresno, CA 200 $78,340 96%
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 170 $75,670 92%
Modesto, CA 130 $81,250 99%
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 120 $85,970 105%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 120 $77,880 95%
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 $83,560 102%
Salinas, CA 90 $85,260 104%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 $87,770 107%
Merced, CA 70 $78,570 96%
El Centro, CA 50 $72,140 88%
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 50 $84,520 103%
Redding, CA 50 $71,430 87%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 30 $69,680 85%
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 $79,720 97%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012