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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical scientists, except epidemiologists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |