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English Language and Literature Professors in California

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English Language and Literature Professors in California

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10.8% Jobs Projection
$100,790 Median Salary
660 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for English Language and Literature Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for English Language and Literature Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • English Language and Literature Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many English Language and Literature Professors Work in California?

In 2018, there were 6,470 English Language and Literature Professors working in the state.

There were 6,790 English Language and Literature Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

English Language and Literature Professors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 825 English Language and Literature Professors working in it, which means California has more English Language and Literature Professors than average.

English Language and Literature Professors in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for English Language and Literature Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.8%.

Job Projections for English Language and Literature Professors: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 660 annual job openings, and 8,200 total jobs in 2026 for English Language and Literature Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,500 annual jobs and 92,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do English Language and Literature Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for English Language and Literature Professors ranged from $46,510 to $199,570 with $100,790 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

English Language and Literature Professors Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for English Language and Literature Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most English Language and Literature Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,070 n/a
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 $88,620
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 710 $112,200
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 520 $100,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 510 $105,880
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 190 $77,930
Salinas, CA 40 $73,930

Top States for English Language and Literature Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most English Language and Literature Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 7,700 $79,160
California 6,470 $100,790
Texas 5,380 $69,130
Pennsylvania 3,860 $69,670
Illinois 3,120 $59,330
Massachusetts 2,780 $72,120
Ohio 2,740 $64,110
North Carolina 2,720 $58,480
Florida 2,590 $63,300
New Jersey 2,420 $74,320
Virginia 2,320 $56,520
Michigan 2,000 $73,650
Washington 1,450 $57,250
Colorado 1,410 $53,120
Maryland 1,180 $70,160
Georgia 1,160 $65,730
Indiana 1,130 $0
Tennessee 1,100 $52,120
Minnesota 1,050 $60,950
Missouri 970 $63,160

Below are the states where English Language and Literature Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,790
District of Columbia $91,510
Connecticut $85,960
Rhode Island $81,380
New Hampshire $79,870
New York $79,160
New Jersey $74,320
Michigan $73,650
Delaware $73,230
Massachusetts $72,120

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 2,700
Philosophy and Religion Professors 2,220
Communications Professors 2,060
History Professors 1,380

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