The California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS) is the exclusive representative of nearly 3,000 scientists working for the State of California.  Our website provides our members and the public with information about CAPS and the role of science in improving the lives of all Californians.

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March for Science April 22, 2017
ES Specialists Deserve Supervision by Technical Experts
March for Science!, by Patty Velez, President

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 Salary Surveys

Salary surveys show a salary lag of between 16% and 40% for three state scientific classifications that are representative of most state scientists, and based on educational achievement: Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts; and PhD. Differences in percentages are due to the timing and methodology employed in each survey.

The Like Pay For Like Work comparison is for scientific classifications that historically have had salary equity with state engineering classifications.


 Fighting Back on Retirement Benefits

Q&A About Pensions
December 2016

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Retirement Security in California: An Update
November 2016