Conservation Scientist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,040
25th Percentile Wage
$55,500
50th Percentile Wage
$72,470
75th Percentile Wage
$94,260
90th Percentile Wage
$120,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.25
25th Percentile Wage
$26.68
50th Percentile Wage
$34.84
75th Percentile Wage
$45.32
90th Percentile Wage
$57.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for conservation scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.75. The median hourly salary is $34.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.25.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,470-2.35%4.35%
201574,1703.57%-
201471,5200.81%-
201370,9402.28%-
201269,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of California ranges from $47,910 to $94,830. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $94,830. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $90,830). The lowest paying area is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$94,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$90,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$89,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$83,520
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$81,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$80,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$76,240
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$75,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$72,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$71,890
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,210
Vallejo-Fairfield
$62,110
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,610
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$47,910


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