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Chemists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists 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 Chemists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,040
25th Percentile Wage
$56,880
50th Percentile Wage
$79,520
75th Percentile Wage
$109,690
90th Percentile Wage
$147,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $147,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,520
0.16% 6.26%
2016
$79,390
3.38% -
2015
$76,710
0.81% -
2014
$76,090
2.72% -
2013
$74,020
-0.70% -
2012
$74,540
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of California ranges from $39,900 to $105,160. The highest paying area for chemists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $105,160. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Salinas (mean annual salary $102,850). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $39,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$105,160
Salinas
$102,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$98,790
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$96,620
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$89,410
Vallejo-Fairfield
$88,180
Bakersfield-Delano
$88,160
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$87,010
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$86,110
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$84,410
Redding
$82,650
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$75,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$73,600
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$73,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$72,570
Stockton
$67,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,170
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$66,850
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$65,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$64,780
Napa
$58,980
Modesto
$53,350
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,360
Fresno
$39,900




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