Civil Engineering Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineering technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineering technicians amongst California cities 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 Civil Engineering Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,040
25th Percentile Wage
$51,060
50th Percentile Wage
$62,680
75th Percentile Wage
$77,310
90th Percentile Wage
$95,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineering technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,680
-4.88% -0.51%
2016
$65,740
1.14% -
2015
$64,990
-0.57% -
2014
$65,360
3.44% -
2013
$63,110
0.17% -
2012
$63,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineering Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineering technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineering technicians in state of California ranges from $49,460 to $76,820. The highest paying area for civil engineering technicians in California is Napa with a median annual salary of $76,820. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $75,370). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $49,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Napa
$76,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$75,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$72,670
Vallejo-Fairfield
$68,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,900
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$67,810
Merced
$66,980
Salinas
$66,240
El Centro
$65,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,860
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$64,640
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,470
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,860
Fresno
$62,610
Redding
$62,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$62,610
Yuba City
$62,600
Stockton
$62,590
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$61,750
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$60,770
Bakersfield-Delano
$60,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,840
Chico
$58,200
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$57,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,300
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$54,690
Modesto
$53,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$51,670
Visalia-Porterville
$49,460




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