Sound Engineering Technician Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,730
25th Percentile Wage
$38,330
50th Percentile Wage
$63,420
75th Percentile Wage
$110,260
90th Percentile Wage
$143,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sound 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 $143,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,420
6.09% -1.69%
2016
$59,560
-3.71% -
2015
$61,770
6.28% -
2014
$57,890
-16.55% -
2013
$67,470
4.42% -
2012
$64,490
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Sound Engineering Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sound engineering technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sound engineering technicians in state of California ranges from $22,720 to $68,800. The highest paying area for sound engineering technicians in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $68,800. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $60,510). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $22,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$68,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$57,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$56,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$54,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$53,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$48,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$48,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$46,280
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$28,960
Fresno
$22,720




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