Environmental Engineering Technician Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,610
25th Percentile Wage
$45,530
50th Percentile Wage
$59,320
75th Percentile Wage
$79,800
90th Percentile Wage
$100,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental 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 $100,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.12
25th Percentile Wage
$21.89
50th Percentile Wage
$28.52
75th Percentile Wage
$38.36
90th Percentile Wage
$48.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental engineering technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.12. The median hourly salary is $28.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,320-0.69%3.86%
201559,7305.14%-
201456,6607.48%-
201352,420-8.79%-
201257,030--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineering technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineering technicians in state of California ranges from $39,760 to $71,930. The highest paying area for environmental engineering technicians in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $71,930. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $71,840). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $39,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$71,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$71,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$64,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$63,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$59,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$58,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$57,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$55,460
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$49,680
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$46,480
Stockton
$44,810
Fresno
$42,860
Bakersfield-Delano
$42,650
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,710
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$39,760


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