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Liberal Arts Schools
In Santa Maria, California

Liberal Arts faculty can choose to work at only one liberal arts school in Santa Maria. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Santa Maria, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Maria Vs. California Liberal Arts Employment

Santa Maria 360
California 8,240

Exactly 360 of the 8,240 liberal arts professionals employed in California, work in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Vs. California Liberal Arts employment growth

No data 5,870 7,130 8,320 8,240
No data No data No data No data 360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Maria

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Santa Maria

No data No data No data $81,900 $86,220
No data No data No data $45,310 $47,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Santa Maria
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Maria

Santa Maria liberal arts professionals made $86,220 per year, on average, in 2010. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Maria.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Santa Maria

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Liberal arts professionals in Santa Maria make a median yearly salary of $86,470. The difference in pay between the liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 157%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $46,580 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $119,530 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Santa Maria

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts professional salaries in Santa Maria are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Santa Maria


There is only one accredited liberal arts school in the city. Many of Santa Maria's liberal arts professionals are graduates of this school.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Santa Maria


Santa Maria's liberal arts schools offer 4 liberal arts degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Santa Maria


Approximately 733 students graduated from liberal arts courses in 2010.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Santa Maria, California

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