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Managers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Manager?

10.9% Jobs Projection
$129,300 Median Salary
8,820 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Managers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Managers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Managers Work in California?

66,300 people worked as Managers in 2018 in this state.

There were 53,390 Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 12,910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Managers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 5,175 Managers working in it, which means California has more Managers than average.

Managers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Managers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 8,820 annual job openings, and a total of 116,900 jobs for California Managers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,200 annual jobs and 1,071,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Managers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Managers ranged from $69,840 to $208,000 with $129,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.58 to $100. The median hourly rate was $62.17.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $60.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.74.

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

Managers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 23,520 $123,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 15,710 $153,710
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,650 $122,020
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 3,700 $109,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,170 $111,920
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 720 $121,170
Santa Rosa, CA 630 $107,860
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 610 $120,120
Fresno, CA 540 $106,950
Bakersfield, CA 460 $119,330
El Centro, CA 400 $101,780
Stockton-Lodi, CA 380 $101,440
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 380 $128,480
Salinas, CA 360 $121,420
Modesto, CA 270 $94,810
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 270 $111,230
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 240 $101,200
Napa, CA 200 $100,520
Visalia-Porterville, CA 190 $105,730
Chico, CA 110 $105,660
Redding, CA 100 $96,420
Madera, CA 90 $115,620
Yuba City, CA 70 $97,800
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 $104,950

Top States for Managers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 66,300 $129,300
Florida 23,160 $90,740
Texas 20,710 $113,510
District of Columbia 19,910 $141,320
New Jersey 18,370 $127,510
Virginia 17,280 $130,590
New York 16,600 $109,910
Georgia 14,480 $109,920
Tennessee 14,480 $74,130
Maryland 14,450 $119,900
Ohio 14,410 $97,600
Wisconsin 12,400 $75,630
North Carolina 11,990 $113,560
Washington 11,280 $116,700
Pennsylvania 11,060 $116,820
Louisiana 9,790 $79,900
Minnesota 9,350 $118,410
Colorado 8,940 $127,750
Massachusetts 8,660 $120,100
Arizona 8,520 $98,540

Below are the states where Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Virginia $130,590
California $129,300
Colorado $127,750
New Jersey $127,510
Delaware $124,710
Massachusetts $120,100
Maryland $119,900
New Hampshire $118,520
Minnesota $118,410

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