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23.9% Jobs Projection
$44,850 Median Salary
2,080 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Health Technologists and Technicians in California is growing faster than average.

  • Health Technologists and Technicians in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Health Technologists and Technicians Work in California?

There were approximately 22,450 workers employed as Health Technologists and Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 23,290 Health Technologists and Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 840 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,200 Health Technologists and Technicians working in it, which means California has more Health Technologists and Technicians than average.

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Job Projections for California

Jobs for Health Technologists and Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 23.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.6%.

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California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,080 annual job openings, and 28,000 total jobs in 2026 for Health Technologists and Technicians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 11,000 annual jobs and 152,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Health Technologists and Technicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Health Technologists and Technicians ranged from $32,840 to $76,700 with $44,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.79 to $36.88. The median hourly rate was $21.56.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.01 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.55.

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

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Top California Metros for Health Technologists and Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Health Technologists and Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,730 $44,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,980 $42,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,900 $49,770
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,660 $43,680
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 1,230 $52,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 970 $50,020
Bakersfield, CA 800 $38,410
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 430 $58,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 370 $40,980
Fresno, CA 350 $43,470
Stockton-Lodi, CA 330 $48,960
Visalia-Porterville, CA 290 $34,400
Salinas, CA 290 n/a
Modesto, CA 290 $40,830
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 200 $43,820
Santa Rosa, CA 200 $46,200
Chico, CA 180 $39,590
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 150 $55,250
Merced, CA 140 $38,300
Napa, CA 110 $56,630
Madera, CA 100 n/a
Yuba City, CA 100 $41,230
Redding, CA 100 $52,040
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 90 $41,860
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 90 $29,830
El Centro, CA 80 $34,790

Top States for Health Technologists and Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Health Technologists and Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 22,450 $44,850
Texas 10,080 $39,180
Florida 9,600 $37,650
North Carolina 6,350 $35,870
Illinois 5,990 $43,790
Ohio 5,460 $39,350
Pennsylvania 5,400 $38,710
New York 5,280 $49,260
Wisconsin 3,410 $41,290
Washington 3,330 $56,290
Georgia 3,030 $44,330
New Jersey 2,790 $50,790
Michigan 2,750 $41,970
Arizona 2,660 $42,190
Louisiana 2,620 $32,060
Massachusetts 2,520 $53,080
Colorado 2,390 $42,870
Missouri 2,210 $44,170
Virginia 2,050 $44,610
Maryland 2,000 $41,140

Below are the states where Health Technologists and Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Mexico $62,130
Alaska $59,740
Washington $56,290
Minnesota $53,770
South Dakota $53,550
Rhode Island $53,160
Massachusetts $53,080
Oregon $51,540
New Jersey $50,790
Wyoming $49,480

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