Geoscientists in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Geoscientist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Geoscientists in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Geoscientists in California is growing faster than average.
Geoscientists in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Geoscientists Work in California?
In California, there were 4,100 people working as Geoscientists in the year 2018.
There were 3,650 Geoscientists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 270 Geoscientists working in it, which means California has more Geoscientists than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Geoscientists in this state are growing at a rate of 12.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.1%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 440 annual Geoscientists job openings in California, and 4,600 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 3,500 annual jobs and 36,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Geoscientists Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Geoscientists ranged from $52,480 to $148,500 with $93,310 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.23 to $71.4. The median hourly rate was $44.86.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $43.36 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.50.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Geoscientists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Geoscientists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||1,180||$86,560|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||590||$100,290|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||580||$88,690|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||110||$93,040|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||110||$106,520|
|Santa Rosa, CA||100||$87,600|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||100||$71,770|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||70||$108,050|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||70||$94,480|
Top States for Geoscientists Employment
View the list below to see where most Geoscientists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Geoscientists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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What Major Will Prepare You For a Geoscientist Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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