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Natural Sciences Managers in California

Want to work in California as a Natural Sciences Manager? Read this first!

11.3% Jobs Projection
$150,350 Median Salary
750 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Natural Sciences Managers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Natural Sciences Managers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Natural Sciences Managers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Natural Sciences Managers Work in California?

In California, there were 7,870 people working as Natural Sciences Managers in the year 2018.

There were 7,450 Natural Sciences Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 500 Natural Sciences Managers working in it, which means California has more Natural Sciences Managers than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Natural Sciences Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.9%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 750 annual job openings, and a total of 8,900 jobs for California Natural Sciences Managers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,200 annual jobs and 62,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Natural Sciences Managers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Natural Sciences Managers ranged from $78,310 to $208,000 with $150,350 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.65 to $100. The median hourly rate was $72.28.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $66.44 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $5.84.

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


Top California Metros for Natural Sciences Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Natural Sciences Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,390 $171,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,290 $149,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 640 $175,690
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 480 $130,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 180 $146,730
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 160 $153,520
Santa Rosa, CA 50 $106,260
Bakersfield, CA 40 $99,850

Top States for Natural Sciences Managers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Natural Sciences Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,870 $150,350
Pennsylvania 4,480 $130,970
Massachusetts 4,040 $164,590
Maryland 3,370 $137,500
North Carolina 2,960 $140,600
Texas 2,620 $117,130
Illinois 1,950 $113,180
Washington 1,810 $141,360
Indiana 1,720 $54,350
Michigan 1,570 $99,440
Minnesota 1,490 $117,190
New York 1,360 $124,560
Virginia 1,270 $126,060
Oregon 1,250 $104,160
Colorado 1,230 $127,080
District of Columbia 1,200 $133,700
Utah 1,200 $86,880
Arizona 1,060 $93,240
Ohio 1,000 $120,720
Missouri 670 $104,550

Below are the states where Natural Sciences Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $166,190
Massachusetts $164,590
Connecticut $156,340
California $150,350
Washington $141,360
North Carolina $140,600
Maryland $137,500
District of Columbia $133,700
Pennsylvania $130,970
Colorado $127,080


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