Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Salinas submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $36 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 167% of the available leases in the Salinas are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class A.