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Computer Scientist salary in California

Average salary
$120,500/yr
Based on 181 income tax records
$34,000
$352,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$34,000
$352,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Computer Scientist in California is $120,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 181 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Computer Scientist salaries in California can vary between $34,000 to $352,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Computer Scientist salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Francisco, CA
12 income tax records
$196,500/yr
$118K – $225K
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Livermore, CA
14 income tax records
$169,000/yr
$153K – $191K
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San Diego, CA
19 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$90K – $118K
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Ridgecrest, CA
17 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $103K

Computer Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
15 income tax records
$160,000/yr
$146K – $182K
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US Department Of Defense, California
49 income tax records
$95,000/yr
$69K – $106K

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Data Scientist
4,421 income tax records
$104,000/yr
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Computer Consultant
314 income tax records
$100,000/yr
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Computer Engineer
1,388 income tax records
$102,000/yr
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Computer Technician
4,950 income tax records
$44,000/yr

Computer Scientist demographics in California

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45% are single
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55% are married
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37% have kids
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51% own a home

Computer Scientist salaries by age

$0
$39,000
$78,000
$117,000
$156,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Computer Scientists in California

181 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a computer scientist in California is $120,500 per year. Computer scientist salaries in California can vary between $34,000 to $352,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 181 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as computer scientist.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for computer scientists in California: San Francisco, CA ($196,500 a year), Livermore, CA ($169,000 a year), and San Diego, CA ($109,500 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.