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Mathematicians Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,120
25th Percentile Wage
$71,070
50th Percentile Wage
$113,690
75th Percentile Wage
$134,120
90th Percentile Wage
$163,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mathematicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,120.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.02
25th Percentile Wage
$34.17
50th Percentile Wage
$54.66
75th Percentile Wage
$64.48
90th Percentile Wage
$78.84

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mathematicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.84. The median hourly salary is $54.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016113,690-3.83%11.88%
2015118,04010.01%-
2014106,230-0.07%-
2013106,3005.76%-
2012100,180--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mathematicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mathematicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mathematicians in state of California ranges from $98,710 to $120,820. The highest paying area for mathematicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $120,820. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (mean annual salary $119,770). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $98,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$120,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$119,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$116,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$108,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$98,710



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