Journalism Schools
In San Diego, California

The city of San Diego has 3 schools where journalism faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism education in San Diego, which includes journalism training at the following levels:

  • Journalism Certificate
  • Associates degree in Journalism
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Journalism Employment

San Diego 840
California 9,290

Of the 9,290 journalism professionals employed in California, 840 work in San Diego. There has been a 12% decline in the number of journalism professionals in San Diego between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of journalism professionals in San Diego has decreased, overall employment in San Diego has increased.

San Diego Vs. California Journalism employment growth

12,010 12,080 11,660 9,990 9,290
960 910 880 810 840
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Journalism VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$59,967 $59,037 $38,370 $37,650 $66,133
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

As the number of journalism professionals in San Diego has shrunk, salaries for journalism professionals have increased. In 2010 San Diego journalism professionals earned an average yearly salary of $66,133. Four years earlier in 2006, journalism professionals in San Diego made an average salary of $59,967 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in San Diego.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in San Diego

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Journalism professionals make a median salary of $54,817 per year in San Diego. The difference in pay between the journalism professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 269%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,787 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $106,317 per year.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in San Diego

Creative Writing

On average journalism professional salaries in San Diego are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Journalism schools in San Diego


There are 3 accredited journalism schools in the city. Many of San Diego's journalism professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Journalism Programs Offered In San Diego


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in journalism offered by San Diego's journalism schools.

Student Completed Journalism Degrees In San Diego


In 2010 approximately 71 students graduated from journalism courses.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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