Fast Facts for Life Science Technicians in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose, San Diego and San Francisco
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bakersfield, Riverside and Fresno
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco

Salaries for Life Science Technicians in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Oxnard and San Jose

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Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Life Science Technicians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Life Science Technicians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Life Science Technicians relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield50 $60,080
Fresno70 $39,970
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade250 $51,400
SalinasN/A $54,980
San Diego-Carlsbad950 $58,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2550 $47,250
MercedN/A N/A
Modesto30 $33,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura90 $61,150
Redding30 $55,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario340 $57,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1080 $64,500
Stockton-LodiN/A N/A
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara450 $61,060
Visalia-Porterville30 $45,530
Santa Cruz-Watsonville90 $50,290
Santa Maria-Santa BarbaraN/A $56,930
Santa Rosa30 $58,810

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