Surveying and Mapping Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for surveying and mapping technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surveying and mapping 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 Surveying and Mapping Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,910
25th Percentile Wage
$52,060
50th Percentile Wage
$63,670
75th Percentile Wage
$80,380
90th Percentile Wage
$96,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveying and mapping technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,670
-0.03% 2.97%
2016
$63,690
2.57% -
2015
$62,050
-1.66% -
2014
$63,080
2.38% -
2013
$61,580
-0.32% -
2012
$61,780
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surveying and Mapping Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surveying and mapping technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surveying and mapping technicians in state of California ranges from $34,460 to $78,860. The highest paying area for surveying and mapping technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $78,860. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (mean annual salary $73,240). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $34,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$78,860
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$73,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$69,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$68,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$67,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$66,030
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$63,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$63,660
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,730
Salinas
$62,100
Modesto
$61,660
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$61,640
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$60,720
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$60,710
Fresno
$60,450
Stockton
$60,070
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$59,170
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,210
Bakersfield-Delano
$56,650
Vallejo-Fairfield
$48,680
Redding
$40,310
Chico
$37,000
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$34,460




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