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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,500
25th Percentile Wage
$30,020
50th Percentile Wage
$37,660
75th Percentile Wage
$48,500
90th Percentile Wage
$58,600

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 $58,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,660
-1.04% 6.96%
2016
$38,050
1.55% -
2015
$37,460
2.59% -
2014
$36,490
2.52% -
2013
$35,570
1.49% -
2012
$35,040
- -

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 $25,870 to $51,260. The highest paying area for veterinary technologists and technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $51,260. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Cruz-Watsonville (mean annual salary $49,740). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $25,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$51,260
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$49,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$46,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$43,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$43,820
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$43,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$42,950
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$42,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$41,600
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$38,760
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$38,280
Salinas
$38,010
Napa
$37,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$37,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$37,810
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,370
Chico
$36,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$36,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$36,050
Yuba City
$35,050
Fresno
$34,080
Merced
$34,000
Redding
$32,590
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,200
Vallejo-Fairfield
$31,980
Modesto
$31,060
Stockton
$29,990
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$28,120
Visalia-Porterville
$27,510
Bakersfield-Delano
$25,870




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