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Liberal Arts Schools
In San Francisco, California

In San Francisco, there are 3 liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of liberal arts and liberal arts education in San Francisco, which includes liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Liberal Arts Employment

San Francisco 690
California 8,240

Exactly 690 of California's 8,240 liberal arts professionals work in San Francisco. There has been a 109% growth in the number of liberal arts professionals in San Francisco between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of liberal arts professionals in San Francisco has increased, overall employment in San Francisco has also increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Liberal Arts employment growth

No data 5,870 7,130 8,320 8,240
330 340 680 860 690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$86,390 $97,810 $68,830 $70,550 $64,070
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

In San Francisco, salaries for liberal arts professionals have decreased. In 2010 liberal arts professionals in San Francisco reportedly earned an average salary of $64,070 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, liberal arts professionals in San Francisco made an average salary of $86,390 per year. The decline in the salary of liberal arts professionals in San Francisco is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in San Francisco

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

Liberal arts professionals make a median salary of $47,950 per year in San Francisco. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,850 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 251% higher salaries.

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

Liberal Arts

On average liberal arts professional salaries in San Francisco are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in San Francisco


There are 3 accredited liberal arts schools in the city. Many of San Francisco's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's liberal arts schools offer 8 liberal arts degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 872 students completed liberal arts courses.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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