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Biomedical Engineer Salary Information in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of biomedical engineers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of biomedical engineers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Biomedical Engineers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,620
25th Percentile Wage
$77,900
50th Percentile Wage
$95,620
75th Percentile Wage
$121,270
90th Percentile Wage
$178,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biomedical engineers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $178,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $64,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.07
25th Percentile Wage
$37.45
50th Percentile Wage
$45.97
75th Percentile Wage
$58.30
90th Percentile Wage
$85.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biomedical engineers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $85.65. The median hourly salary is $45.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.07.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201495,620-1.00%3.11%
201396,5804.07%-
201292,650--

Table 3. Compare Biomedical Engineer Salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $95,620 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is in the middle of salary range for biomedical engineers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of biomedical engineers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is 22.9 percent (22.9%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 37.1 percent (37.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$124,060
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$113,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$101,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$98,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$95,620
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$95,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$93,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$88,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$85,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$85,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$60,130

See also: Top paying jobs in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California.