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Epidemiologists Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,380
25th Percentile Wage
$70,290
50th Percentile Wage
$87,350
75th Percentile Wage
$110,060
90th Percentile Wage
$145,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for epidemiologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,350
0.45% 18.31%
2016
$86,960
0.72% -
2015
$86,330
15.88% -
2014
$72,620
-2.34% -
2013
$74,320
3.98% -
2012
$71,360
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Epidemiologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of epidemiologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of epidemiologists in state of California ranges from $48,160 to $104,960. The highest paying area for epidemiologists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $104,960. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $99,200). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $48,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$104,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$99,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$95,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$89,250
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$82,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$65,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$62,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$48,160




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