Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of aerospace engineering and operations technicians amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,140
25th Percentile Wage
$62,870
50th Percentile Wage
$72,080
75th Percentile Wage
$80,390
90th Percentile Wage
$95,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.58
25th Percentile Wage
$30.23
50th Percentile Wage
$34.65
75th Percentile Wage
$38.65
90th Percentile Wage
$45.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.83. The median hourly salary is $34.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.58.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineering and operations technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,080-1.01%12.15%
201572,8101.57%-
201471,6704.49%-
201368,4507.49%-
201263,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in state of California ranges from $52,110 to $74,470. The highest paying area for aerospace engineering and operations technicians in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $74,470. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $73,440). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $52,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$74,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$73,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$71,560
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$71,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$70,810
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$63,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$63,730
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$52,110


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