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Library Technician Salary Information in California

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Library Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,620
25th Percentile Wage
$34,720
50th Percentile Wage
$43,020
75th Percentile Wage
$51,130
90th Percentile Wage
$61,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for library technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.76
25th Percentile Wage
$16.69
50th Percentile Wage
$20.68
75th Percentile Wage
$24.58
90th Percentile Wage
$29.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for library technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.47. The median hourly salary is $20.68. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.76.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,0202.67%5.58%
201541,870-0.14%-
201441,9302.50%-
201340,8800.64%-
201240,620--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Library Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of library technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of library technicians in state of California ranges from $23,320 to $56,990. The highest paying area for library technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $56,990. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $52,300). The lowest paying area is Redding with a median annual salary of $23,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$52,300
Hanford-Corcoran
$51,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$51,310
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$50,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$46,990
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$45,110
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$43,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$43,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$43,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$43,030
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$41,170
Vallejo-Fairfield
$40,380
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$39,640
Chico
$39,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$39,120
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$38,900
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$38,460
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,950
El Centro
$37,880
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,840
Visalia-Porterville
$37,570
Modesto
$37,390
Salinas
$36,610
Stockton
$36,430
Bakersfield-Delano
$36,010
Fresno
$35,220
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$34,410
Merced
$32,530
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$31,820
Redding
$23,320


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