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Liberal Arts Schools
In San Diego, California

Liberal Arts faculty can choose to work at one of 8 liberal arts schools in San Diego. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of liberal arts and liberal arts education in San Diego, which includes liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Liberal Arts Employment

San Diego 900
California 8,240

Exactly 900 of California's 8,240 liberal arts professionals work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of liberal arts professionals in San Diego has grown by 41%. As the employment for liberal arts professionals in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Liberal Arts employment growth

No data 5,870 7,130 8,320 8,240
640 650 650 740 900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$88,470 $93,920 $89,880 $85,180 $79,730
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for liberal arts professionals in San Diego have decreased. San Diego liberal arts professionals made $79,730 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for liberal arts professionals in San Diego was $88,470 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of liberal arts professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in San Diego

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Liberal arts professionals in San Diego make a median yearly salary of $78,300. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,790 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 278% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in San Diego

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts professional salaries in San Diego are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in San Diego


There are 8 accredited liberal arts schools in the city. Many of San Diego's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's liberal arts schools offer 21 liberal arts degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 1,191 students completed liberal arts courses in 2010.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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