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In California:

  • Workers on average earn $63,370.
  • 10% of workers earn $39,310 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $100,730 or more.

In the United States:

  • Workers on average earn $56,230.
  • 10% of workers earn $36,410 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $88,640 or more.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data external site.

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LocationAnnual Low (10%)Annual QL (25%)Annual Median (50%)Annual QU (75%)Annual High (90%)
United States$36,410$45,390$56,230$72,750$88,640
California$39,310$49,260$63,370$79,510$100,730
Bakersfield, CA$46,020$47,340$59,340$75,140$77,280
Chico, CA$36,340$36,350$46,790$62,700$62,700
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area$46,670$47,820$60,920$78,690$99,730
El Centro, CA$36,300$45,170$58,480$74,630$91,440
Fresno, CA$36,410$44,810$49,980$69,450$76,600
Hanford-Corcoran, CA$36,650$46,440$48,000$49,870$79,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$38,580$48,520$62,600$79,280$98,070
Merced, CA$36,490$37,300$47,310$60,040$74,570
Modesto, CA$37,230$46,090$56,400$71,430$76,600
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area$40,620$47,310$56,780$74,770$96,250
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area$37,280$47,040$51,930$60,670$76,360
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$37,750$46,950$49,140$75,700$92,800
Redding, CA$36,900$38,200$47,720$58,480$74,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$36,600$48,000$61,070$79,210$101,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA$29,990$46,740$62,780$79,650$100,670
Salinas, CA$46,440$47,040$59,660$78,910$82,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$46,560$49,870$63,080$78,750$99,240
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$46,470$59,090$73,710$92,600$119,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$59,830$74,710$82,070$98,920$126,620
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$46,180$47,040$59,380$76,600$79,920
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA$36,410$47,340$61,540$80,320$102,470
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$40,860$48,090$61,140$76,450$96,530
Santa Rosa, CA$43,730$50,170$64,860$80,480$104,240
Stockton-Lodi, CA$29,950$46,840$58,770$77,290$78,930
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$42,710$49,600$71,240$78,910$92,800
Visalia-Porterville, CA$36,300$44,580$47,740$59,310$72,860

In California:

  • Workers on average earn $30.47 per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $18.90 or less per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $48.43 or more per hour.

In the United States:

  • Workers on average earn $27.03 per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $17.51 or less per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $42.61 or more per hour.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data external site.

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LocationHourly Low (10%)Hourly QL (25%)Hourly Median (50%)Hourly QU (75%)Hourly High (90%)
United States$17.51$21.82$27.03$34.98$42.61
California$18.90$23.68$30.47$38.23$48.43
Bakersfield, CA$22.13$22.76$28.53$36.13$37.16
Chico, CA$17.47$17.48$22.49$30.15$30.15
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area$22.44$22.99$29.29$37.83$47.95
El Centro, CA$17.45$21.72$28.12$35.88$43.96
Fresno, CA$17.50$21.54$24.03$33.39$36.83
Hanford-Corcoran, CA$17.62$22.33$23.08$23.98$38.13
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$18.55$23.33$30.10$38.11$47.15
Merced, CA$17.55$17.94$22.75$28.87$35.85
Modesto, CA$17.90$22.16$27.12$34.34$36.83
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area$19.53$22.75$27.30$35.95$46.27
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area$17.92$22.61$24.96$29.17$36.71
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$18.15$22.57$23.62$36.39$44.62
Redding, CA$17.74$18.36$22.94$28.12$35.64
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$17.60$23.08$29.36$38.08$48.99
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA$14.42$22.47$30.18$38.30$48.40
Salinas, CA$22.33$22.62$28.68$37.94$39.71
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$22.38$23.98$30.33$37.86$47.71
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$22.34$28.41$35.44$44.52$57.27
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$28.77$35.92$39.46$47.56$60.87
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$22.20$22.62$28.55$36.83$38.42
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA$17.51$22.76$29.59$38.62$49.26
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$19.64$23.12$29.40$36.75$46.41
Santa Rosa, CA$21.02$24.12$31.18$38.69$50.12
Stockton-Lodi, CA$14.40$22.52$28.25$37.16$37.95
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$20.53$23.85$34.25$37.94$44.62
Visalia-Porterville, CA$17.45$21.43$22.95$28.52$35.03