Computer Scientist salary in California

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Based on 319 income tax records
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How much do Computer Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Computer Scientist is $121,500 per year. This is based on data from 319 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Computer Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Computer Scientist salary can vary between $44,000 to $518,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Computer Scientist salary by company

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Adobe, California
22 income tax records
$155K – $473K
Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
34 income tax records
$105K – $224K
US Department Of Defense, California
103 income tax records
$43K – $130K

Computer Scientist demographics in California

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49% are single
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51% are married
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37% have kids
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55% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Computer Scientists in California

319 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a computer scientist in California is $121,500 per year. Computer scientist salaries in California can vary between $44,000 to $518,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 319 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as computer scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for computer scientists in California: Adobe ($266,500 a year), Lawrence Livermore National Secu ($161,000 a year), and US Department of Defense ($81,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for computer scientists in California: San Jose, CA ($272,500 a year), San Francisco, CA ($200,500 a year), and Livermore, CA ($177,000 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.