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Surgical Technologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for surgical technologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surgical technologists 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 Surgical Technologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,630
25th Percentile Wage
$49,600
50th Percentile Wage
$60,250
75th Percentile Wage
$73,070
90th Percentile Wage
$82,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surgical technologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,250
2.92% 11.65%
2016
$58,490
0.38% -
2015
$58,270
4.12% -
2014
$55,870
-0.84% -
2013
$56,340
5.52% -
2012
$53,230
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surgical Technologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surgical technologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surgical technologists in state of California ranges from $41,370 to $76,180. The highest paying area for surgical technologists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $76,180. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $71,830). The lowest paying area is El Centro with a median annual salary of $41,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$76,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$71,830
Salinas
$71,630
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,490
Redding
$69,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$69,520
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$65,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$63,880
Napa
$63,010
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$62,930
Vallejo-Fairfield
$61,020
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$60,010
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$59,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$59,460
Fresno
$59,360
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$58,930
Modesto
$58,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,750
Stockton
$57,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,630
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,460
Bakersfield-Delano
$55,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$54,800
Chico
$53,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$53,670
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$51,810
Visalia-Porterville
$49,320
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,550
Madera-Chowchilla
$48,350
Hanford-Corcoran
$46,210
El Centro
$41,370




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