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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,280
25th Percentile Wage
$30,540
50th Percentile Wage
$38,740
75th Percentile Wage
$50,680
90th Percentile Wage
$63,270

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 $63,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.67
25th Percentile Wage
$14.68
50th Percentile Wage
$18.63
75th Percentile Wage
$24.37
90th Percentile Wage
$30.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for agricultural and food science technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.42. The median hourly salary is $18.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.67.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of agricultural and food science technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,7401.88%19.15%
201538,01012.08%-
201433,4202.78%-
201332,4903.60%-
201231,320--

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 $52,570. The highest paying area for agricultural and food science technicians in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $52,570. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $48,800). 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
$52,570
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$48,800
Salinas
$47,230
Napa
$46,760
Hanford-Corcoran
$45,270
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$44,390
Stockton
$43,870
Merced
$42,970
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$39,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$39,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$39,350
Bakersfield-Delano
$39,130
Visalia-Porterville
$38,980
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$38,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$36,700
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$35,860
Fresno
$35,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$33,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$32,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$30,510
Modesto
$29,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$29,250
Chico
$29,130
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$28,030



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