Medical Scientist, Except Epidemiologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical scientists, except epidemiologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical scientists, except epidemiologists among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,890
25th Percentile Wage
$70,870
50th Percentile Wage
$97,240
75th Percentile Wage
$123,720
90th Percentile Wage
$160,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical scientists, except epidemiologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,240
-0.21% 10.07%
2016
$97,440
-6.72% -
2015
$103,990
5.53% -
2014
$98,240
4.80% -
2013
$93,520
6.49% -
2012
$87,450
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical scientists, except epidemiologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical scientists, except epidemiologists in state of California ranges from $75,970 to $121,290. The highest paying area for medical scientists, except epidemiologists in California is Vallejo-Fairfield with a median annual salary of $121,290. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Napa (mean annual salary $119,050). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $75,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Vallejo-Fairfield
$121,290
Napa
$119,050
Salinas
$117,680
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$114,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$113,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$112,760
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$110,520
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$107,660
Stockton
$104,470
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$103,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$102,490
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$102,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$102,330
Modesto
$98,790
Bakersfield-Delano
$97,310
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$96,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,580
Visalia-Porterville
$95,310
Fresno
$92,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$91,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$90,780
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$88,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$88,730
Redding
$87,520
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$82,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$75,970




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