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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,490
25th Percentile Wage
$63,700
50th Percentile Wage
$83,660
75th Percentile Wage
$101,710
90th Percentile Wage
$125,640

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 $125,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other biological scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,660
2.69% 10.83%
2016
$81,410
-0.64% -
2015
$81,930
2.69% -
2014
$79,730
3.51% -
2013
$76,930
3.03% -
2012
$74,600
- -

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 $45,580 to $98,230. The highest paying area for other biological scientists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $98,230. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $97,620). The lowest paying area is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $45,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$98,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$97,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$91,850
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$87,360
Vallejo-Fairfield
$86,670
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$85,940
Salinas
$85,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$84,150
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$83,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$81,930
El Centro
$81,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$79,980
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$77,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$76,890
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$75,660
Bakersfield-Delano
$70,650
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$66,490
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$66,250
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$66,240
Redding
$64,710
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,210
Fresno
$62,230
Visalia-Porterville
$61,310
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$45,580




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