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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 among California 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 Surgical Technologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,450
25th Percentile Wage
$47,600
50th Percentile Wage
$58,490
75th Percentile Wage
$71,440
90th Percentile Wage
$81,090

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 $81,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.45
25th Percentile Wage
$22.88
50th Percentile Wage
$28.12
75th Percentile Wage
$34.35
90th Percentile Wage
$38.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for surgical technologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.99. The median hourly salary is $28.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.45.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surgical technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,4900.38%8.99%
201558,2704.12%-
201455,870-0.84%-
201356,3405.52%-
201253,230--

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 $76,980. The highest paying area for surgical technologists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $76,980. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Vallejo-Fairfield (mean annual salary $72,790). 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
$76,980
Vallejo-Fairfield
$72,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$71,160
Redding
$67,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$66,970
Salinas
$66,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,000
Napa
$63,010
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,930
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$58,720
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$58,110
Stockton
$57,970
Fresno
$57,600
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$57,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$57,060
Visalia-Porterville
$56,790
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$56,360
Modesto
$56,330
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$55,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,630
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,460
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$55,210
Bakersfield-Delano
$54,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$53,670
Chico
$53,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$49,770
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$49,620
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$48,550
Hanford-Corcoran
$46,210
El Centro
$41,370


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