Occupational Health and Safety Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for occupational health and safety technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of occupational health and safety 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 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,950
25th Percentile Wage
$43,240
50th Percentile Wage
$56,450
75th Percentile Wage
$74,340
90th Percentile Wage
$98,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for occupational health and safety technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,450
3.56% 9.62%
2016
$54,440
4.34% -
2015
$52,080
4.44% -
2014
$49,770
-3.66% -
2013
$51,590
1.10% -
2012
$51,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Occupational Health and Safety Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of occupational health and safety technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of occupational health and safety technicians in state of California ranges from $41,500 to $81,570. The highest paying area for occupational health and safety technicians in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $81,570. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $65,210). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $41,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$81,570
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$65,210
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$61,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$59,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$57,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$53,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$51,870
Bakersfield-Delano
$46,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$42,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$41,500




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