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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Governor Brown’s Proposed State Budget
CA State Scientist Spotlight
Appellate Ruling Affirms Vested Pension Rights
Membership Matters, by Patty Velez, President

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 Classification Reform

CalHR Makes New Reclass Proposals (4/18/2017)

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 Ph.D. 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.