Scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $44,960

How do scientist salaries compare to similar careers?

Scientists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than foresters but more than museum conservators.

Career Median Salary
Forester salary $61K
Forensic science technician salary $58K
Curator salary $54K
Biomass plant technician salary $57K
Archivist salary $52K
Scientist salary $38K
Explosives worker salary $50K
Environmental technician salary $46K
Biotechnician salary $44K
Museum conservator salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)