The average salary for a scientist in California is around $44,960 per year.
This is 38% above the national average. Updated in 2017.
Scientists earn an average yearly salary of $44,960. Wages typically start from $29,066 and go up to $159,922.
Scientist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Scientist salary by state
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How do scientist salaries compare to similar careers?
Scientists earn 72% more than similar careers in California.
|Urban planner salary||$47K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)