Other Biological Scientist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for other biological scientists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other biological scientists among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Biological Scientists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,530
25th Percentile Wage
$61,220
50th Percentile Wage
$81,410
75th Percentile Wage
$101,150
90th Percentile Wage
$123,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other biological scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.89
25th Percentile Wage
$29.43
50th Percentile Wage
$39.14
75th Percentile Wage
$48.63
90th Percentile Wage
$59.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for other biological scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.24. The median hourly salary is $39.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other biological scientists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,410-0.64%8.37%
201581,9302.69%-
201479,7303.51%-
201376,9303.03%-
201274,600--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Biological Scientists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other biological scientists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other biological scientists in state of California ranges from $54,770 to $99,150. The highest paying area for other biological scientists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $99,150. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $91,520). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $54,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$99,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$91,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$89,920
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$84,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$83,220
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$81,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$79,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$77,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$77,370
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$76,140
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,150
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$66,490
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$61,220
Fresno
$57,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$54,770


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