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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,930
25th Percentile Wage
$78,550
50th Percentile Wage
$98,840
75th Percentile Wage
$126,310
90th Percentile Wage
$157,190

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 $157,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.97
25th Percentile Wage
$37.76
50th Percentile Wage
$47.52
75th Percentile Wage
$60.72
90th Percentile Wage
$75.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for other life scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.56. The median hourly salary is $47.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.97.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201698,8409.61%11.58%
201589,3405.04%-
201484,8403.16%-
201382,160-6.37%-
201287,390--

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 $54,830 to $117,030. The highest paying area for other life scientists in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $117,030. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $117,030). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $54,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$117,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$117,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$108,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$95,410
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$93,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$91,520
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
$54,830


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