Scientist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Scientist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $40,000

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 explosives workers but more than meteorologists.

Career Median Salary
Explosives worker salary $43K
Environmental technician salary $38K
Cartographer salary $46K
Forensic science technician salary $41K
Forester salary $44K
Scientist salary $46K
Chemist salary $45K
Embalmer salary $43K
Museum conservator salary $41K
Meteorologist salary $35K