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Engineering Technicians in California

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Engineering Technicians in California

Want to work in California as an Engineering Technician? Read this first!

8.2% Jobs Projection
$69,950 Median Salary
950 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineering Technicians Work in California?

In 2018, there were 11,280 Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 10,520 Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 760 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 950 Engineering Technicians working in it, which means California has more Engineering Technicians than average.

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Job Projections for California

Jobs for Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 8.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.2%.

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California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 950 annual Engineering Technicians job openings in California, and 10,600 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,100 annual jobs and 80,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineering Technicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Engineering Technicians ranged from $37,770 to $105,590 with $69,950 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.16 to $50.76. The median hourly rate was $33.63.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.21 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

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

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Top California Metros for Engineering Technicians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,890 $66,810
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,080 $72,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,420 $74,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,140 $68,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 820 $72,350
Bakersfield, CA 530 $80,790
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 480 $61,470
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 400 $76,220
Stockton-Lodi, CA 220 $56,400
Fresno, CA 150 $60,560
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 130 $76,480
Santa Rosa, CA 90 $76,240
Salinas, CA 80 $78,840
Modesto, CA 40 $71,930
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 $63,450
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 $61,920
Redding, CA 40 $68,480

Top States for Engineering Technicians Employment

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

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 11,280 $69,950
Texas 7,580 $62,080
Illinois 6,320 $62,930
Pennsylvania 5,040 $53,740
Virginia 3,580 $78,260
Michigan 2,670 $62,070
Ohio 2,610 $57,110
Florida 2,570 $58,320
Washington 2,550 $76,530
Massachusetts 2,320 $58,510
Louisiana 2,310 $55,050
Arizona 2,300 $56,370
New York 2,200 $62,480
Maryland 2,170 $88,440
New Mexico 1,940 $78,630
Indiana 1,760 $53,960
Georgia 1,570 $58,350
Colorado 1,530 $62,910
Tennessee 1,450 $56,390
Minnesota 1,450 $56,770

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

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $95,130
Maryland $88,440
Maine $81,180
Hawaii $79,600
New Mexico $78,630
Virginia $78,260
New Jersey $76,910
Washington $76,530
Nevada $72,540
Rhode Island $71,320

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