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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,160
25th Percentile Wage
$29,360
50th Percentile Wage
$35,250
75th Percentile Wage
$47,930
90th Percentile Wage
$57,530

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 $57,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,250
1.70% 7.29%
2016
$34,650
1.33% -
2015
$34,190
3.28% -
2014
$33,070
-0.97% -
2013
$33,390
2.13% -
2012
$32,680
- -

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 $25,150 to $43,390. The highest paying area for forest and conservation technicians in California is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $43,390. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $41,360). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $25,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$43,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$41,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$39,020
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$38,810
Merced
$38,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,570
Vallejo-Fairfield
$37,320
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,370
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$36,020
Salinas
$35,240
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$34,290
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,930
Redding
$33,750
Visalia-Porterville
$32,860
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$32,560
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$31,670
Chico
$28,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$25,150




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