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Broadcast Technician Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,760
25th Percentile Wage
$31,510
50th Percentile Wage
$45,560
75th Percentile Wage
$66,000
90th Percentile Wage
$95,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.42
25th Percentile Wage
$15.15
50th Percentile Wage
$21.91
75th Percentile Wage
$31.73
90th Percentile Wage
$45.91

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for broadcast technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.91. The median hourly salary is $21.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.42.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,560-12.97%3.16%
201551,47011.31%-
201445,6508.65%-
201341,700-5.80%-
201244,120--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of broadcast technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of broadcast technicians in state of California ranges from $18,990 to $80,090. The highest paying area for broadcast technicians in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $80,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $68,750). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $18,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$80,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$68,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$68,700
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$52,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$51,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$50,580
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$41,920
Bakersfield-Delano
$40,670
Fresno
$37,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$36,550
Salinas
$34,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$33,560
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$31,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$27,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$23,880
Chico
$18,990



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