Forest and Conservation Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for forest and conservation technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of forest and conservation 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Forest and Conservation Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,880
50th Percentile Wage
$34,650
75th Percentile Wage
$46,910
90th Percentile Wage
$56,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forest and conservation technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,740.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.38
25th Percentile Wage
$13.89
50th Percentile Wage
$16.66
75th Percentile Wage
$22.56
90th Percentile Wage
$26.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for forest and conservation technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.97. The median hourly salary is $16.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.38.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,6501.33%5.69%
201534,1903.28%-
201433,070-0.97%-
201333,3902.13%-
201232,680--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Forest and Conservation Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of forest and conservation technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of forest and conservation technicians in state of California ranges from $28,000 to $42,000. The highest paying area for forest and conservation technicians in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $42,000. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $40,870). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $28,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$42,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,870
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$39,580
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$37,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,570
Merced
$37,080
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$36,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$34,290
Salinas
$33,820
Redding
$33,750
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,400
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,390
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$32,560
Visalia-Porterville
$32,320
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$30,990
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$30,210
Chico
$28,000



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