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 amongst California cities 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 Conservation Scientists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,770
25th Percentile Wage
$52,020
50th Percentile Wage
$73,700
75th Percentile Wage
$97,030
90th Percentile Wage
$122,600

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 $122,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,700
1.67% 5.94%
2016
$72,470
-2.35% -
2015
$74,170
3.57% -
2014
$71,520
0.81% -
2013
$70,940
2.28% -
2012
$69,320
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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 $94,280. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $94,280. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $90,860). 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
$94,280
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$90,860
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$90,490
Napa
$90,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$89,180
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$84,720
Salinas
$81,940
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$81,560
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$81,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$80,020
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$74,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$72,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$72,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$70,470
Vallejo-Fairfield
$62,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$61,740
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,710
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$61,530
Stockton
$48,120
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$47,910




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