Veterinary Technologists and Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinary technologists and technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinary technologists and 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,290
25th Percentile Wage
$30,200
50th Percentile Wage
$38,050
75th Percentile Wage
$47,810
90th Percentile Wage
$57,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.68
25th Percentile Wage
$14.52
50th Percentile Wage
$18.30
75th Percentile Wage
$22.98
90th Percentile Wage
$27.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinary technologists and technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.68. The median hourly salary is $18.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,0501.55%7.91%
201537,4602.59%-
201436,4902.52%-
201335,5701.49%-
201235,040--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinary Technologists and Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinary technologists and technicians in state of California ranges from $26,720 to $45,830. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $45,830. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $44,660). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $26,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$45,830
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$44,660
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$43,980
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$43,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$43,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$41,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$40,040
Salinas
$40,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$39,840
Bakersfield-Delano
$39,070
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$39,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$38,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$38,490
Chico
$37,280
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,820
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$36,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$36,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$36,050
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,830
Fresno
$33,240
Redding
$31,610
Vallejo-Fairfield
$31,200
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$31,170
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$29,840
Modesto
$29,810
Stockton
$29,320
Visalia-Porterville
$26,720


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