Geological and Petroleum Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for geological and petroleum technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geological and petroleum technicians among 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 Geological and Petroleum Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,710
25th Percentile Wage
$37,160
50th Percentile Wage
$51,150
75th Percentile Wage
$64,500
90th Percentile Wage
$87,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geological and petroleum technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,150
-6.84% -34.41%
2016
$54,650
-16.45% -
2015
$63,640
4.64% -
2014
$60,690
15.27% -
2013
$51,420
-33.70% -
2012
$68,750
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geological and Petroleum Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geological and petroleum technicians in state of California ranges from $37,080 to $74,410. The highest paying area for geological and petroleum technicians in California is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $74,410. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $67,220). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $37,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$74,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$67,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$57,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$55,540
Bakersfield-Delano
$50,460
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$50,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$50,180
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$47,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$37,080




Related:

💰 Highest paying cities for geological and petroleum technicians

💰 Highest paying industries for geological and petroleum technicians.