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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in California 2019

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in California?

5,603 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in California typically earns around 5,603 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Factory and Manufacturing jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Supervisor3,200 USD
Industrial Engineer5,000 USD
Maintenance Manager5,833 USD
Manufacturing Engineer2,120 USD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager11,667 USD
Manufacturing Manager6,500 USD
Production Manager6,646 USD
Shipping Manager3,333 USD
Testing Technician1,200 USD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in California

25% of people earn
5,000 USD
or less
50% of people earn
6,042 USD
or less
75% of people earn
7,000 USD
or less
1,200 USD
6,042 USD
11,667 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in California range between 1,200 USD per month (minimum salary) to 11,667 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,042 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,042 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,042 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 5,000 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,000 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 7,000 USD while 25% are earning more than 7,000 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Forecast and Trend in California

How do Factory and Manufacturing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
5,249 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,396 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,482 USD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,603 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Factory and Manufacturing salaries in California are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in California

29 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in California for Factory and Manufacturing is 29 USD. This means that the average person in California earns approximatly 29 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Factory and Manufacturing Jobs in California

5,603 USD
6,698 USD
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared California salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison for Factory and Manufacturing Jobs in United States

5,603 USD
5,126 USD
Average Salary
Average Salary
United States
We compared Factory and Manufacturing salaries in California and United States and we found that California salaries are 9% more than those of United States.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Los Angeles5,717 USD
San Diego4,810 USD
San Francisco6,667 USD
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