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 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 Mechanical Engineering Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,800
25th Percentile Wage
$50,020
50th Percentile Wage
$62,250
75th Percentile Wage
$76,130
90th Percentile Wage
$89,020

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 $89,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.17
25th Percentile Wage
$24.05
50th Percentile Wage
$29.93
75th Percentile Wage
$36.60
90th Percentile Wage
$42.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineering technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.80. The median hourly salary is $29.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.17.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,2501.70%13.77%
201561,1906.21%-
201457,3903.28%-
201355,5103.30%-
201253,680--

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 $31,600 to $68,200. The highest paying area for mechanical engineering technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $68,200. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $66,510). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $31,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$68,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$66,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$65,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$64,200
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$62,450
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$61,860
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,760
Bakersfield-Delano
$61,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$58,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$55,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$52,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,560
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$45,230
Salinas
$45,080
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$31,600


Related:

Highest paying cities for mechanical engineering technicians

Highest paying industries for mechanical engineering technicians.