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Architecture Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

In Costa Mesa, there is only one architecture school where architecture faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the architecture academic community in Costa Mesa, and the future trends. Academia in architecture includes architecture training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Architecture Employment

Costa Mesa 3,260
California 25,850

Exactly 3,260 of the 25,850 architecture professionals employed in California, work in Costa Mesa. The number of architecture professionals in Costa Mesa has shrunk by 23% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for architecture professionals in Costa Mesa has decreased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Architecture employment growth

32,360 33,760 34,380 30,380 25,850
4,240 4,350 4,400 3,480 3,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Architecture VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$67,633 $70,923 $73,807 $72,433 $71,103
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Architecture in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

Salaries for architecture professionals in Costa Mesa have increased. In 2010 architecture professionals in Costa Mesa reportedly earned an average salary of $71,103 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, architecture professionals in Costa Mesa made an average salary of $67,633 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Architecture professionals in Costa Mesa

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Costa Mesa architecture professionals earn a median yearly salary of $69,433. The difference in pay between the architecture professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 126%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $44,400 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $100,560 per year.

Average Salaries for Architecture professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Civil Engineering

On average architecture professional salaries in Costa Mesa are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Architecture schools in Costa Mesa


Many of Costa Mesa's architecture professionals are graduates of the only accredited architecture school in the city.

Architecture Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in architecture offered by Costa Mesa's architecture schools.

Student Completed Architecture Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 57 students graduated from architecture courses in 2010.

Architecture Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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