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Project Management Schools In California

California has is only one accredited project management school where project management faculty who teach project management classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in project management in the state of California, which encompasses project management training at the project management masters degree level.


  1. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

California Vs. National Project Management Employment

California 265,900
National 2,266,370

Of all of the project management professionals that work in the US, approximately 12% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Project management professionals In California

294,690 315,650 315,980 300,430 265,900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of project management professionals is shrinking in California. There were 28,790 less project management professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of project management professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of project management professionals has shrunk by 3% from 2006 to 2010.

Project Management VS. All Professions salaries in California

$80,578 $83,756 $89,181 $91,967 $93,782
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Project Management
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by project management professionals is increasing in California. Project management professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $80,578 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $93,782 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Project management professionals in California

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This represents a growth in salaries of 14%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 74% pay differential between the highest paid project management professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of project management in California.

Average Salaries for Project management professionals and related professions in California

Business Administration
Business Management
Project Management
Small Business

Project management professionals in California earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Project Management programs available for each degree type for all schools in California


As the number of project management professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited project management school in California state is decreasing. In 2006, 1,868 students graduated from project management courses in California. And in 2010, 26 students graduated.

This represents a 99% decrease in the number of project management degree or certificate school graduates in California state. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a master's degree in project management.

Project Management Faculty Salaries in California

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