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All Occupations Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for all occupations in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of all occupations amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by BLS in May 2012 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of All Occupations in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$102,940
75th Percentile Wage
$66,740
50th Percentile Wage
$38,770
25th Percentile Wage
$23,840
10th Percentile Wage
$18,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for all occupations in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$49.49
75th Percentile Wage
$32.09
50th Percentile Wage
$18.64
25th Percentile Wage
$11.46
10th Percentile Wage
$9.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for all occupations in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.49. The median hourly salary is $18.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.03.

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of All Occupations in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of all occupations in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of all occupations in state of California ranges from $27,720 to $53,470. The highest paying area for all occupations in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $53,470. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $50,690). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $27,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$53,470
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$50,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$48,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$46,510
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$40,720
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$38,700
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$38,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$38,390
Vallejo-Fairfield
$38,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$37,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$37,740
Napa
$37,000
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$36,930
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$36,910
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$36,840
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,550
Hanford-Corcoran
$35,820
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,190
Stockton
$35,080
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$34,580
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,620
Yuba City
$33,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$33,500
Bakersfield-Delano
$33,360
Modesto
$33,300
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,090
Redding
$32,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,790
Madera-Chowchilla
$31,490
Chico
$31,370
Salinas
$30,860
Fresno
$30,650
Merced
$30,400
El Centro
$29,220
Visalia-Porterville
$27,720