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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?

6,120 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in California typically earns around 6,120 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 Foreman2,980 USD
Assembly Line Worker2,729 USD
Assembly Supervisor4,752 USD
Assistance Maintenance Manager7,418 USD
Assistant Shipping Manager7,098 USD
Chemical Equipment Controller6,615 USD
Chemical Technican Apprentice5,693 USD
CNC Machinist5,627 USD
CNC Operator5,008 USD
CNC Programmer5,938 USD
Colour Technologist4,745 USD
Contracts Manager7,500 USD
Data Collection Coordinator4,846 USD
Demand Planner4,718 USD
Derrick Operator3,703 USD
Director of Manufacturing7,759 USD
Dock Worker3,828 USD
Drying Technician4,039 USD
Equipment Operator3,695 USD
Export Sales Coordinator6,359 USD
Factory Superintendent5,211 USD
Factory Worker4,705 USD
Failure Analysis Technician5,248 USD
Fiberglass Laminator4,231 USD
Food Technologist5,169 USD
Forklift Driver3,988 USD
Forming Machine Operator4,335 USD
Furnace Operator3,891 USD
Gas Appliance Repairer4,137 USD
General Warehouse Associate6,205 USD
Heavy Equipment Operator4,901 USD
HSE Manager7,684 USD
Industrial Engineer7,163 USD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic5,778 USD
Industrial Production Manager10,120 USD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer7,698 USD
Intake Operator4,706 USD
Key Account Manager7,824 USD
Lift Truck Operator4,232 USD
Loading Supervisor5,281 USD
Logistic Coordinator5,962 USD
Logistics Clerk5,156 USD
Machine Operator4,126 USD
Machinist3,757 USD
Maintenance Manager7,373 USD
Maintenance Store Clerk4,035 USD
Manufacturing Engineer6,499 USD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager8,766 USD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist7,444 USD
Manufacturing Manager9,331 USD
Manufacturing Operative6,509 USD
Manufacturing Production Technician5,226 USD
Manufacturing Supervisor6,176 USD
Manufacturing Technician4,680 USD
Materials Supervisor6,493 USD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer6,381 USD
Mechanical Foreman3,949 USD
Merchandise Planner4,987 USD
Metrology Engineer6,717 USD
Operations Engineer6,180 USD
Operations Manager8,792 USD
Order Management Coordinator6,963 USD
Order Processing Manager7,775 USD
Order Selector4,906 USD
Package Handler3,706 USD
Packaging Manager7,000 USD
Packer2,878 USD
Packing Deputy Supervisor5,690 USD
Planning Manager7,887 USD
Plant Manager8,686 USD
Precision Instrument Repairer5,192 USD
Process Technician5,121 USD
Product Manager8,826 USD
Production Analyst8,164 USD
Production Director10,400 USD
Production Engineer7,049 USD
Production Engineering Supervisor7,742 USD
Production Inspector7,865 USD
Production Laborer4,014 USD
Production Manager9,284 USD
Production Scheduler6,188 USD
Production Supervisor7,268 USD
Quality Control Analyst7,894 USD
Quality Control Inspector7,345 USD
Quality Control Manager8,212 USD
Service Technician4,999 USD
SHEQ Officer5,116 USD
Shipping Manager8,266 USD
Small Engine Mechanic5,226 USD
Spray Painter3,950 USD
Sterile Processing Technician4,068 USD
Structural Welder3,774 USD
Supply Chain Operative6,333 USD
Technical Operator4,572 USD
Technology Development Manager9,144 USD
Testing Technician6,949 USD
Toolmaker4,966 USD
Warehouse Operative3,953 USD
Warehouse Worker4,343 USD
Warranty Handler5,767 USD
Welder4,532 USD
Workshop Manager7,171 USD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in California

Median and salary distribution monthly California Factory and Manufacturing

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in California range between 2,884 USD per month (minimum salary) to 11,537 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,998 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 5,998 USD while the other half are earning more than 5,998 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 3,997 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,997 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 8,417 USD while 25% are earning more than 8,417 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly California Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,635 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,843 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,954 USD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
6,120 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 3% 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

35 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in California for Factory and Manufacturing is 35 USD. This means that the average person in California earns approximatly 35 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly CaliforniaWe compared California salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.

California VS United States

Salary Comparison Between California and United States monthly Factory and ManufacturingWe compared Factory and Manufacturing salaries in California and United States and we found that California salaries are 18% more than those of United States.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Long Beach4,997 USD
Los Angeles6,288 USD
Oakland4,895 USD
Sacramento5,151 USD
San Diego5,976 USD
San Francisco5,724 USD
San Jose5,877 USD
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