Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians among California cities 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 Science and Protection Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,350
25th Percentile Wage
$39,460
50th Percentile Wage
$54,100
75th Percentile Wage
$72,690
90th Percentile Wage
$91,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,100
6.43% 12.81%
2016
$50,620
10.06% -
2015
$45,530
-2.26% -
2014
$46,560
0.97% -
2013
$46,110
-2.30% -
2012
$47,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of California ranges from $34,610 to $70,780. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in California is Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,780. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $68,780). The lowest paying area is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$68,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$64,540
Vallejo-Fairfield
$63,480
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$63,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$63,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$61,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$61,010
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$56,430
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$55,650
Bakersfield-Delano
$54,760
Modesto
$54,480
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$51,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,260
Fresno
$48,920
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$48,630
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$48,490
Napa
$48,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$47,380
Redding
$46,650
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$39,160
Stockton
$38,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,650
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$34,610




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