Other Physical Scientist Salary Information in California

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,640
25th Percentile Wage
$81,850
50th Percentile Wage
$112,660
75th Percentile Wage
$148,020
90th Percentile Wage
$188,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other physical scientists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $188,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $112,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$112,660
7.34% 7.36%
2016
$104,390
0.24% -
2015
$104,140
7.83% -
2014
$95,990
-3.41% -
2013
$99,260
-5.15% -
2012
$104,370
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other physical scientists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other physical scientists in state of California ranges from $54,640 to $154,260. The highest paying area for other physical scientists in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $154,260. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $133,950). The lowest paying area is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$154,260
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$133,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$124,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$123,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$116,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$114,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$107,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$105,250
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$103,830
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$102,580
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$86,140
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$55,810
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$54,640




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