Biologist salary in California

Average salary
Based on 611 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Biologist is $68,000 per year. This is based on data from 611 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Biologist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Biologist salary can vary between $23,000 to $143,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Biologist salary by company

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Salary range**
US Department Of Defense, California
12 income tax records
$54K – $111K
National Finance Center, California
27 income tax records
$26K – $106K
Department Of The Interior, California
52 income tax records
$40K – $120K
State Of California, California
51 income tax records
$25K – $117K
University Of California, California
19 income tax records
$39K – $95K
California Academy Of, California
11 income tax records
$37K – $143K

Biologist demographics in California

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57% are single
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43% are married
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32% have kids
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52% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Biologists in California

611 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a biologist in California is $68,000 per year. Biologist salaries in California can vary between $23,000 to $143,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 611 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as biologist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for biologists in California: US Department of Defense ($92,000 a year), National Finance Center ($85,000 a year), and Department of The Interior ($80,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for biologists in California: Oakland, CA ($80,000 a year), San Diego, CA ($74,000 a year), and Santa Cruz, CA ($69,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.