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 archaeologists but more than animal scientists.

Career Median Salary
Archaeologist salary $62K
Biomass plant technician salary $57K
Geologist salary $54K
Geographer salary $54K
Molecular biologist salary $51K
Scientist salary $38K
Explosives worker salary $43K
Cartographer salary $46K
Environmental technician salary $38K
Animal scientist salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)