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 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 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$59,320
-0.69% 3.86%
2015
$59,730
5.14% -
2014
$56,660
7.48% -
2013
$52,420
-8.79% -
2012
$57,030
- -

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 $70,310. The highest paying area for environmental engineering technicians in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $70,310. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $66,910). 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
$70,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$66,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$64,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$62,440
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$61,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$58,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$57,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$57,250
Vallejo-Fairfield
$57,160
Modesto
$56,270
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$54,420
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$53,250
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$49,960
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$45,040
Stockton
$44,810
Fresno
$42,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$42,710
Bakersfield-Delano
$42,390
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$41,710
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$39,760




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