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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineering Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,690
25th Percentile Wage
$52,750
50th Percentile Wage
$65,740
75th Percentile Wage
$79,210
90th Percentile Wage
$97,350

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 $97,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.12
25th Percentile Wage
$25.36
50th Percentile Wage
$31.61
75th Percentile Wage
$38.08
90th Percentile Wage
$46.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineering technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.80. The median hourly salary is $31.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,7401.14%4.17%
201564,990-0.57%-
201465,3603.44%-
201363,1100.17%-
201263,000--

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 $54,420 to $82,450. The highest paying area for civil engineering technicians in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $82,450. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Vallejo-Fairfield (mean annual salary $76,200). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $54,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,450
Vallejo-Fairfield
$76,200
Stockton
$69,330
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$68,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,900
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$67,810
Fresno
$67,430
Redding
$67,430
Yuba City
$67,430
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$67,210
Salinas
$66,240
El Centro
$65,870
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$63,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$61,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$60,130
Visalia-Porterville
$59,840
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,440
Bakersfield-Delano
$58,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,130
Chico
$58,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$58,010
Modesto
$57,870
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$56,850
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$54,420



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