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 chemists but more than historians.

Career Median Salary
Chemist salary $72K
Climate change analyst salary $71K
Industrial ecologist salary $71K
Environmental restoration planner salary $71K
Environmental consultant salary $71K
Scientist salary $70K
Biologist salary $69K
Food science technologist salary $69K
Soil and plant scientist salary $63K
Historian salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)