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Other Life Scientist Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for other life scientists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other life scientists among California 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 Other Life Scientists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,750
25th Percentile Wage
$67,900
50th Percentile Wage
$92,960
75th Percentile Wage
$121,610
90th Percentile Wage
$155,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other life scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,960
-6.33% 5.99%
2016
$98,840
9.61% -
2015
$89,340
5.04% -
2014
$84,840
3.16% -
2013
$82,160
-6.37% -
2012
$87,390
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Life Scientists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other life scientists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other life scientists in state of California ranges from $59,670 to $117,030. The highest paying area for other life scientists in California is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with a median annual salary of $117,030. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $108,800). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $59,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$117,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$108,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$105,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$95,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$93,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$93,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$88,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$78,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$73,230
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$59,670




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