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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Surveying and Mapping Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,270
25th Percentile Wage
$51,190
50th Percentile Wage
$63,690
75th Percentile Wage
$79,960
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 $63,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.99
25th Percentile Wage
$24.61
50th Percentile Wage
$30.62
75th Percentile Wage
$38.44
90th Percentile Wage
$46.37

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for surveying and mapping technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.37. The median hourly salary is $30.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of surveying and mapping technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,6902.57%3.00%
201562,050-1.66%-
201463,0802.38%-
201361,580-0.32%-
201261,780--

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 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $70,380). 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
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$70,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$69,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$65,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,530
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$62,880
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$62,200
Fresno
$61,290
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$60,720
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$60,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,110
Salinas
$58,510
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$57,770
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,550
Bakersfield-Delano
$52,990
Stockton
$51,890
Redding
$48,710
Vallejo-Fairfield
$48,680
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,300
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$37,290
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$34,460


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