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Mathematicians in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Mathematician?

$99,080 Median Salary
  • Mathematicians in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Mathematicians Work in California?

In 2018, there were 530 Mathematicians working in the state.

There were 660 Mathematicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Mathematicians in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 75 Mathematicians working in it, which means California has more Mathematicians than average.

Mathematicians in CA vs. the Average State

What do Mathematicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Mathematicians ranged from $58,560 to $138,160 with $99,080 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.16 to $66.43. The median hourly rate was $47.64.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $52.94 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $5.30.

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

Mathematicians Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Mathematicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Mathematicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 90 $92,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 n/a

Top States for Mathematicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Mathematicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 530 $99,080
Virginia 440 $123,160
New Jersey 270 $111,910
Maryland 180 $118,410
Texas 150 $0
Florida 90 $92,310
Colorado 80 $103,100
New Mexico 70 $105,780
Rhode Island 70 $79,660
Illinois 50 $104,050
District of Columbia 50 $126,280
Pennsylvania 50 $68,890
Ohio 40 $85,120
Nevada 40 $69,350

Below are the states where Mathematicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $126,280
Virginia $123,160
Washington $119,860
Maryland $118,410
New Jersey $111,910
New Mexico $105,780
Illinois $104,050
Colorado $103,100
California $99,080
Florida $92,310

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