Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineering technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineering 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 Mechanical Engineering Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,710
25th Percentile Wage
$48,100
50th Percentile Wage
$61,840
75th Percentile Wage
$77,020
90th Percentile Wage
$91,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,840
-0.66% 13.20%
2016
$62,250
1.70% -
2015
$61,190
6.21% -
2014
$57,390
3.28% -
2013
$55,510
3.30% -
2012
$53,680
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in state of California ranges from $45,080 to $68,170. The highest paying area for mechanical engineering technicians in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $68,170. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $64,750). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $45,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$68,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$64,750
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$64,590
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$63,050
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$62,450
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$61,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,350
Fresno
$59,700
Bakersfield-Delano
$59,700
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$59,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$55,790
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$55,750
Modesto
$52,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$52,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$52,130
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$45,230
Salinas
$45,080




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