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Engineer, All Other Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for engineers, all other in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of engineers, all other among 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 Engineers, All Other in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,340
25th Percentile Wage
$79,070
50th Percentile Wage
$107,230
75th Percentile Wage
$134,820
90th Percentile Wage
$160,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers, all other in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.57
25th Percentile Wage
$38.02
50th Percentile Wage
$51.56
75th Percentile Wage
$64.81
90th Percentile Wage
$77.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for engineers, all other in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.06. The median hourly salary is $51.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.57.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers, all other from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016107,230-1.18%6.52%
2015108,5001.45%-
2014106,9304.11%-
2013102,5302.23%-
2012100,240--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Engineers, All Other in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of engineers, all other in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of engineers, all other in state of California ranges from $84,600 to $126,190. The highest paying area for engineers, all other in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $126,190. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Bakersfield-Delano (mean annual salary $115,800). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $84,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$126,190
Bakersfield-Delano
$115,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$112,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$110,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$108,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$108,500
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$107,390
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$106,770
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$104,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$104,380
Stockton
$103,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$100,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,620
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$98,930
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$98,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$90,630
Modesto
$87,490
Fresno
$84,600


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