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Medical Appliance Technicians in California

Considering a career as a Medical Appliance Technician in California?

19.0% Jobs Projection
$45,770 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

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

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

  • Medical Appliance Technicians in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Appliance Technicians Work in California?

1,950 people worked as Medical Appliance Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,200 Medical Appliance Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Medical Appliance Technicians in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 240 Medical Appliance Technicians working in it, which means California has more Medical Appliance Technicians than average.

Medical Appliance Technicians in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Medical Appliance Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 19.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 13.3%.

Job Projections for Medical Appliance Technicians: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 290 annual job openings, and a total of 2,500 jobs for California Medical Appliance Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,000 annual jobs and 17,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Medical Appliance Technicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Medical Appliance Technicians ranged from $24,780 to $77,880 with $45,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.92 to $37.44. The median hourly rate was $22.01.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.71.

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

Medical Appliance Technicians Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Medical Appliance Technicians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 980 $44,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 230 $53,170
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 $33,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 $48,420

Top States for Medical Appliance Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Medical Appliance Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 1,950 $45,770
Ohio 1,100 $36,220
Florida 640 $39,470
Pennsylvania 630 $40,090
New York 630 $36,970
Utah 620 $34,040
Texas 590 $39,100
Illinois 570 $45,320
Indiana 550 $28,380
Minnesota 480 $39,230
Connecticut 440 $38,910
Tennessee 420 $33,500
Georgia 390 $37,440
Wisconsin 360 $35,360
Massachusetts 330 $46,130
Missouri 280 $34,170
North Carolina 240 $38,220
Washington 240 $45,730
Virginia 240 $39,120
Oregon 150 $29,910

Below are the states where Medical Appliance Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Colorado $54,700
Alaska $47,740
Massachusetts $46,130
Rhode Island $45,990
California $45,770
Washington $45,730
Maryland $45,370
Illinois $45,320
Maine $44,930
Michigan $44,210

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