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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 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 Engineers, All Other in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,960
25th Percentile Wage
$79,490
50th Percentile Wage
$107,150
75th Percentile Wage
$134,020
90th Percentile Wage
$159,640

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 $159,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of engineers, all other from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$107,150
-0.07% 6.45%
2016
$107,230
-1.18% -
2015
$108,500
1.45% -
2014
$106,930
4.11% -
2013
$102,530
2.23% -
2012
$100,240
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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 $78,830 to $121,130. The highest paying area for engineers, all other in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $121,130. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $118,970). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $78,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$121,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$118,970
Vallejo-Fairfield
$118,950
Bakersfield-Delano
$115,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$111,940
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$111,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$107,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$107,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$105,970
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$105,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$105,400
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$105,150
Madera-Chowchilla
$104,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$100,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$100,620
Salinas
$99,430
Stockton
$96,380
Redding
$95,770
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$95,690
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$94,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$92,520
Modesto
$87,490
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$83,940
Fresno
$78,830




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