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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 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 Broadcast Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,670
25th Percentile Wage
$30,220
50th Percentile Wage
$39,260
75th Percentile Wage
$57,540
90th Percentile Wage
$87,360

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 $87,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,260
-16.05% -12.38%
2016
$45,560
-12.97% -
2015
$51,470
11.31% -
2014
$45,650
8.65% -
2013
$41,700
-5.80% -
2012
$44,120
- -

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 $60,050). 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
$60,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$55,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$51,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$46,400
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$42,420
Bakersfield-Delano
$40,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$39,750
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$38,070
Salinas
$35,620
Fresno
$35,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$34,640
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$33,100
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$31,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$27,320
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$24,290
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$23,880
Chico
$18,990




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