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Civil Engineering Technicians in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Civil Engineering Technician?

9.5% Jobs Projection
$67,110 Median Salary
830 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Civil Engineering Technicians in California is growing faster than average.

  • Civil Engineering Technicians in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Civil Engineering Technicians Work in California?

In 2018, there were 7,830 Civil Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 9,000 Civil Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Civil Engineering Technicians in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 970 Civil Engineering Technicians working in it, which means California has more Civil Engineering Technicians than average.

Civil Engineering Technicians in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Civil Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 9.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.9%.

Job Projections for Civil Engineering Technicians: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 830 annual job openings, and a total of 9,200 jobs for California Civil Engineering Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,200 annual jobs and 81,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Civil Engineering Technicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Civil Engineering Technicians ranged from $37,530 to $99,370 with $67,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.05 to $47.78. The median hourly rate was $32.26.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.13 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.13.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Civil Engineering Technicians Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Civil Engineering Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Civil Engineering Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,180 $70,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 980 $73,070
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 830 $46,640
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 570 $70,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 490 $61,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 330 $77,590
Fresno, CA 180 $70,140
Santa Rosa, CA 130 $66,830
Bakersfield, CA 90 $45,660
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 70 $58,190
Modesto, CA 60 $57,870
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 $69,840
Stockton-Lodi, CA 50 $72,700
Yuba City, CA 40 $70,140
Visalia-Porterville, CA 40 $52,870
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 $71,230

Top States for Civil Engineering Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Civil Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 10,230 $47,230
California 7,830 $67,110
Florida 3,510 $49,640
North Carolina 3,190 $47,870
Pennsylvania 2,410 $54,400
Kentucky 2,140 $46,040
Virginia 2,100 $52,020
Minnesota 2,040 $62,650
New York 2,010 $60,260
Wisconsin 1,970 $53,590
Ohio 1,910 $57,720
Tennessee 1,870 $36,850
Illinois 1,710 $65,180
Michigan 1,690 $55,010
Washington 1,630 $66,500
Alabama 1,430 $37,920
Georgia 1,430 $46,380
Colorado 1,370 $56,010
Maryland 1,290 $50,020
Oklahoma 1,130 $48,190

Below are the states where Civil Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $73,010
Connecticut $68,290
California $67,110
Washington $66,500
Illinois $65,180
Minnesota $62,650
Oregon $62,620
New York $60,260
New Hampshire $59,100
Ohio $57,720

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 22,990
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 11,280
Industrial Engineering Technicians 4,080
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 3,540
Environmental Engineering Technicians 3,240
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 2,660
Electro-Mechanical Technicians 2,510


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