Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for other life, physical, and social science technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other life, physical, and social science 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 Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,310
25th Percentile Wage
$38,420
50th Percentile Wage
$50,180
75th Percentile Wage
$63,950
90th Percentile Wage
$84,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other life, physical, and social science technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,180
1.95% 9.92%
2016
$49,200
3.68% -
2015
$47,390
1.62% -
2014
$46,620
4.14% -
2013
$44,690
-1.14% -
2012
$45,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in state of California ranges from $27,780 to $64,860. The highest paying area for other life, physical, and social science technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $64,860. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $60,860). The lowest paying area is San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles with a median annual salary of $27,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$64,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,860
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$59,470
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,390
Vallejo-Fairfield
$58,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$55,840
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$55,380
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$54,590
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,610
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$51,840
Redding
$51,830
Bakersfield-Delano
$50,240
Salinas
$48,230
Stockton
$46,830
Merced
$46,820
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$45,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$44,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$43,650
Visalia-Porterville
$42,630
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$40,670
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$40,670
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$40,020
Fresno
$37,020
Modesto
$32,850
Chico
$31,310
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$27,780




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