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In California:

  • Workers on average earn $95,540.
  • 10% of workers earn $61,930 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $125,420 or more.

In the United States:

  • Workers on average earn $61,830.
  • 10% of workers earn $47,380 or less.
  • 10% of workers earn $95,540 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$47,380$59,280$61,830$77,240$95,540
California$61,930$76,740$95,540$103,690$125,420
Bakersfield, CA$57,960$71,820$76,270$97,090$99,770
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area$61,400$74,370$78,260$100,890$100,890
El Centro, CA$61,990$62,620$62,620$78,380$79,500
Fresno, CA$47,040$74,160$79,390$98,010$118,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$62,020$76,920$81,150$100,270$110,010
Merced, CA$59,690$77,210$89,080$98,450$125,760
Modesto, CA$62,620$74,660$94,420$98,180$119,180
Napa, CA$65,730$77,810$91,660$107,710$127,470
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area$60,570$74,640$79,100$98,450$101,540
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area$61,600$76,600$97,980$98,450$122,700
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$63,740$77,640$97,630$101,070$125,060
Redding, CA$58,590$73,770$94,410$99,770$99,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$59,640$63,310$77,590$98,450$119,180
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA$66,110$83,250$101,580$122,660$126,510
Salinas, CA$65,060$81,440$102,190$119,580$122,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$62,280$76,840$96,270$102,960$103,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$74,530$94,490$118,520$126,250$128,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$76,730$95,490$120,240$127,500$128,690
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$61,370$97,630$97,630$106,470$124,410
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$62,620$80,950$94,420$101,600$119,180
Santa Rosa, CA$67,010$82,610$104,790$124,160$128,120
Stockton-Lodi, CA$59,320$77,590$96,620$98,450$125,760
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$63,910$79,630$102,120$119,180$126,510
Visalia-Porterville, CA$59,600$60,670$75,030$76,970$92,850

In California:

  • Workers on average earn $45.94 per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $29.77 or less per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $60.30 or more per hour.

In the United States:

  • Workers on average earn $29.73 per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $22.78 or less per hour.
  • 10% of workers earn $45.93 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$22.78$28.50$29.73$37.13$45.93
California$29.77$36.89$45.94$49.85$60.30
Bakersfield, CA$27.86$34.53$36.67$46.68$47.97
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area$29.52$35.76$37.63$48.51$48.51
El Centro, CA$29.80$30.11$30.11$37.68$38.22
Fresno, CA$22.62$35.66$38.17$47.12$57.18
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$29.82$36.98$39.01$48.21$52.89
Merced, CA$28.70$37.12$42.83$47.33$60.46
Modesto, CA$30.11$35.90$45.39$47.20$57.30
Napa, CA$31.60$37.41$44.07$51.78$61.28
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area$29.12$35.88$38.03$47.33$48.82
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area$29.62$36.83$47.11$47.33$58.99
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$30.64$37.33$46.94$48.59$60.12
Redding, CA$28.17$35.47$45.39$47.97$47.97
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$28.67$30.44$37.31$47.33$57.30
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA$31.79$40.03$48.84$58.97$60.82
Salinas, CA$31.28$39.16$49.13$57.49$58.97
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$29.94$36.94$46.29$49.50$49.52
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$35.83$45.43$56.98$60.70$61.87
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$36.89$45.91$57.81$61.30$61.87
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$29.50$46.94$46.94$51.19$59.81
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$30.11$38.92$45.39$48.84$57.30
Santa Rosa, CA$32.21$39.72$50.38$59.69$61.60
Stockton-Lodi, CA$28.52$37.31$46.45$47.33$60.46
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$30.73$38.28$49.10$57.30$60.82
Visalia-Porterville, CA$28.65$29.17$36.07$37.00$44.64