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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |