Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer and information research scientists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer and information research scientists among California metropolitan 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 Computer and Information Research Scientists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,910
25th Percentile Wage
$94,090
50th Percentile Wage
$123,130
75th Percentile Wage
$158,280
90th Percentile Wage
$194,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $123,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of computer and information research scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$123,130
2.74% 10.67%
2016
$119,760
1.42% -
2015
$118,060
1.82% -
2014
$115,910
4.44% -
2013
$110,760
0.70% -
2012
$109,990
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in state of California ranges from $59,720 to $153,290. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $153,290. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $131,170). The lowest paying area is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $59,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$153,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$131,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$125,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$121,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$119,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$117,960
Bakersfield-Delano
$114,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$113,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$112,720
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$111,510
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$110,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$110,060
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$108,450
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$59,720




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