How Much do Mathematicians Make in California?

Do mathematicians in California make a lot of money? What is the average pay for California mathematicians?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mathematicians in California earn an average of $106,540 a year, equivalent to $51.22 an hour.

This is almost exactly the same as mathematicians nationwide, but it is 74% more than the typical California worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
California Mathematician Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $69.05 $143,630
75th $60.45 $125,730
50th $50.33 $104,680
25th $42.68 $88,770
10th $32.68 $67,980
California Mathematicians Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Los Angeles $53.75 $111,790
California Mathematician Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $51.22 $106,540
2018 $48.08 $100,000
2017 $53.88 $112,070
2016 $52.74 $109,690
2015 $54.64 $113,650
2014 $47.24 $98,250
2013 $47.85 $99,530
2012 $45.05 $93,710
2011 $47.37 $98,530