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Surveyors Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for surveyors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of surveyors 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 Surveyors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,640
25th Percentile Wage
$73,760
50th Percentile Wage
$91,090
75th Percentile Wage
$104,500
90th Percentile Wage
$122,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for surveyors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$91,090
4.63% 6.31%
2016
$86,870
2.99% -
2015
$84,270
1.70% -
2014
$82,840
-2.50% -
2013
$84,910
-0.51% -
2012
$85,340
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Surveyors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of surveyors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of surveyors in state of California ranges from $46,630 to $119,900. The highest paying area for surveyors in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $119,900. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Redding (mean annual salary $101,010). The lowest paying area is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$119,900
Redding
$101,010
Fresno
$99,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$98,530
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$96,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$96,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$93,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$93,750
Vallejo-Fairfield
$93,310
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$92,650
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$92,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$91,010
Stockton
$89,960
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$86,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$84,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$82,150
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$80,760
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$80,570
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$79,600
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$77,890
Modesto
$71,670
Bakersfield-Delano
$59,160
Napa
$50,270
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,630




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