Agricultural and Food Science Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for agricultural and food science technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of agricultural and food science technicians among California metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,560
25th Percentile Wage
$33,040
50th Percentile Wage
$41,940
75th Percentile Wage
$50,930
90th Percentile Wage
$61,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for agricultural and food science technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,940
7.63% 25.32%
2016
$38,740
1.88% -
2015
$38,010
12.08% -
2014
$33,420
2.78% -
2013
$32,490
3.60% -
2012
$31,320
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of agricultural and food science technicians in state of California ranges from $28,030 to $49,080. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $49,080. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Stockton (mean annual salary $45,610). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $28,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$49,080
Stockton
$45,610
Napa
$45,560
Chico
$44,900
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$44,790
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$44,390
Salinas
$43,760
Hanford-Corcoran
$43,550
Visalia-Porterville
$42,420
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$42,060
Merced
$41,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$41,740
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$39,450
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$38,940
Fresno
$38,250
Bakersfield-Delano
$37,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$37,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$36,700
Modesto
$35,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$35,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$33,310
Madera-Chowchilla
$32,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$32,210
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$29,250
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$28,030




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