Physicist salary in California

Average salary
Based on 144 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Physicists make?
The average total salary for a Physicist is $142,500 per year. This is based on data from 144 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Physicist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Physicist salary can vary between $46,500 to $278,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Physicist salary by location

Physicist salary by company

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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
43 income tax records
$91K – $251K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
12 income tax records
$72K – $300K
University Of California, California
12 income tax records
$43K – $229K
US Department Of Defense, California
13 income tax records
$55K – $140K

Physicist demographics in California

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35% are single
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65% are married
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44% have kids
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64% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Physicists in California

144 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a physicist in California is $142,500 per year. Physicist salaries in California can vary between $46,500 to $278,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 144 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as physicist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for physicists in California: Lawrence Livermore National Secu ($160,000 a year), The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($150,000 a year), and University of California ($135,000 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.