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Biological Science Professors in California

Considering a career as a Biological Science Professor in California?

18.9% Jobs Projection
$116,420 Median Salary
530 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Biological Science Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Biological Science Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Biological Science Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Biological Science Professors Work in California?

There were approximately 4,360 workers employed as Biological Science Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 4,520 Biological Science Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 730 Biological Science Professors working in it, which means California has more Biological Science Professors than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Biological Science Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 18.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 530 annual job openings, and 6,300 total jobs in 2026 for Biological Science Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,000 annual jobs and 71,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Biological Science Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Biological Science Professors ranged from $55,760 to $207,720 with $116,420 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Biological Science Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Biological Science Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,730 $121,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 680 $126,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 $136,980
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 270 $119,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 $117,580
Fresno, CA 60 $93,610

Top States for Biological Science Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Biological Science Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,590 $86,790
Texas 4,470 $85,310
California 4,360 $116,420
Pennsylvania 3,250 $84,070
Illinois 2,530 $72,880
Massachusetts 2,220 $89,320
North Carolina 1,990 $65,550
Virginia 1,860 $69,400
Ohio 1,850 $83,770
Florida 1,590 $82,030
New Jersey 1,540 $90,490
Indiana 1,410 $85,260
Michigan 1,240 $87,500
Connecticut 1,160 $97,520
Washington 1,060 $68,110
Missouri 1,030 $85,630
Wisconsin 990 $69,790
Tennessee 890 $70,090
Colorado 890 $70,770
Arizona 800 $92,750

Below are the states where Biological Science Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $122,720
California $116,420
Connecticut $97,520
Utah $97,480
New Hampshire $95,170
Iowa $92,970
Arizona $92,750
New Jersey $90,490
Massachusetts $89,320
Michigan $87,500

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