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Chemical Technician Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,750
25th Percentile Wage
$33,590
50th Percentile Wage
$43,370
75th Percentile Wage
$59,160
90th Percentile Wage
$76,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,370
2.56% -1.36%
2016
$42,260
-4.19% -
2015
$44,030
-0.25% -
2014
$44,140
1.68% -
2013
$43,400
-1.29% -
2012
$43,960
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical technicians in state of California ranges from $29,570 to $52,560. The highest paying area for chemical technicians in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $52,560. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $50,450). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $29,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$52,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$50,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$48,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$47,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$47,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$45,500
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$44,730
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$44,330
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$43,980
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$41,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,840
Stockton
$40,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$39,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$38,030
Vallejo-Fairfield
$37,600
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$37,310
Bakersfield-Delano
$36,510
Napa
$36,050
Modesto
$35,040
Fresno
$30,370
Visalia-Porterville
$29,570




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