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Electricians Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for electricians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electricians 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Electricians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,560
25th Percentile Wage
$48,440
50th Percentile Wage
$63,420
75th Percentile Wage
$87,220
90th Percentile Wage
$106,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.10
25th Percentile Wage
$23.29
50th Percentile Wage
$30.49
75th Percentile Wage
$41.93
90th Percentile Wage
$51.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for electricians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.01. The median hourly salary is $30.49. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.10.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,4201.09%3.45%
201562,7302.10%-
201461,4100.73%-
201360,960-0.44%-
201261,230--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electricians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electricians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electricians in state of California ranges from $47,000 to $106,070. The highest paying area for electricians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $106,070. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $83,060). The lowest paying area is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$106,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$83,060
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$77,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,240
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$74,030
Vallejo-Fairfield
$73,060
Napa
$70,690
Bakersfield-Delano
$70,460
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$70,100
Chico
$69,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$68,450
Salinas
$66,210
El Centro
$64,730
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,600
Hanford-Corcoran
$63,990
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$63,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$63,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,090
Stockton
$61,650
Redding
$60,770
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$60,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$58,670
Madera-Chowchilla
$58,210
Fresno
$58,030
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$57,420
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$56,470
Modesto
$55,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$55,670
Yuba City
$51,100
Merced
$50,810
Visalia-Porterville
$49,690
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$48,900
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$47,000



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