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Biological Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for biological technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biological technicians amongst 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 Biological Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,650
25th Percentile Wage
$39,350
50th Percentile Wage
$48,960
75th Percentile Wage
$62,460
90th Percentile Wage
$79,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,960
0.86% 11.27%
2016
$48,540
-2.12% -
2015
$49,570
4.60% -
2014
$47,290
5.60% -
2013
$44,640
2.69% -
2012
$43,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Biological Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of California ranges from $32,850 to $56,880. The highest paying area for biological technicians in California is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $56,880. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $56,510). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $32,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$56,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$54,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$51,590
Salinas
$51,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$51,020
Bakersfield-Delano
$50,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$50,350
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$49,890
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$47,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$45,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$45,470
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$43,900
Stockton
$43,770
Vallejo-Fairfield
$43,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$41,810
Redding
$40,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$40,580
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$39,000
Modesto
$37,650
Fresno
$36,620
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,620
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,610
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$32,970
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,860
Visalia-Porterville
$32,850




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