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Nuclear Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for nuclear technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nuclear 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,500
25th Percentile Wage
$72,970
50th Percentile Wage
$91,010
75th Percentile Wage
$112,340
90th Percentile Wage
$126,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,010
13.25% 4.77%
2016
$78,950
-10.21% -
2015
$87,010
2.95% -
2014
$84,440
4.00% -
2013
$81,060
-6.92% -
2012
$86,670
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nuclear technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nuclear technicians in state of California ranges from $76,450 to $84,280. The highest paying area for nuclear technicians in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $84,280. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $83,730). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $76,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$84,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$83,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$80,570
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$76,450




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