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Foreign Language and Literature Professors in California

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Foreign Language and Literature Professors in California

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14.3% Jobs Projection
$106,790 Median Salary
330 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Foreign Language and Literature Professors Work in California?

There were approximately 2,700 workers employed as Foreign Language and Literature Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 2,870 Foreign Language and Literature Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Foreign Language and Literature Professors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 340 Foreign Language and Literature Professors working in it, which means California has more Foreign Language and Literature Professors than average.

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

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Foreign Language and Literature Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 14.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

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

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 330 annual job openings, and 4,000 total jobs in 2026 for Foreign Language and Literature Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,200 annual jobs and 39,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Foreign Language and Literature Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Foreign Language and Literature Professors ranged from $46,540 to $197,190 with $106,790 being the median annual salary.

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

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

Top California Metros for Foreign Language and Literature Professors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 990 n/a
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 390 $137,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 $86,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 $107,430
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 180 $85,190

Top States for Foreign Language and Literature Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Foreign Language and Literature Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 3,130 $71,860
California 2,700 $106,790
Texas 1,620 $64,390
Pennsylvania 1,590 $71,890
Massachusetts 1,580 $74,520
Ohio 1,050 $62,580
Virginia 940 $60,860
Illinois 870 $65,020
North Carolina 840 $57,970
District of Columbia 750 $64,110
Washington 670 $60,400
Minnesota 650 $62,760
New Jersey 630 $79,500
Florida 530 $78,700
Colorado 510 $59,530
Indiana 510 $63,300
Oregon 470 $63,060
Georgia 470 $55,660
Michigan 450 $72,870
Arizona 440 $57,450

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

State Annual Median Salary
California $106,790
Rhode Island $79,660
New Jersey $79,500
Florida $78,700
Utah $76,320
Massachusetts $74,520
Maryland $73,540
Michigan $72,870
Pennsylvania $71,890
New York $71,860

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710
English Language and Literature Professors 6,470
Philosophy and Religion Professors 2,220
Communications Professors 2,060
History Professors 1,380

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