Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) amongst 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 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,320
25th Percentile Wage
$60,100
50th Percentile Wage
$90,750
75th Percentile Wage
$114,810
90th Percentile Wage
$141,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $141,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,320.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.31
25th Percentile Wage
$28.90
50th Percentile Wage
$43.63
75th Percentile Wage
$55.20
90th Percentile Wage
$68.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.14. The median hourly salary is $43.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.31.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,750-2.85%-5.58%
201593,340-4.11%-
201497,1800.01%-
201397,1701.40%-
201295,810--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of California ranges from $77,700 to $119,630. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in California is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $119,630. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $112,640). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $77,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$119,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$112,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$108,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$108,720
Fresno
$101,940
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$99,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$99,580
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$98,550
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$98,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$97,660
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$90,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$89,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$86,840
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$85,670
Redding
$84,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$83,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$83,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$77,700


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