Research Associate salary in California

Average salary
$54,000/yr
Based on 1,796 income tax records
$21,000
$109,000
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Average salary by age
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$21,000
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How much do Research Associates make?
The average total salary for a Research Associate is $54,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,796 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Associate and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Associate salary can vary between $21,000 to $109,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Associate salary by location

Research Associate salary by company

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Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Genentech, California
18 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$87K – $184K
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Gilead Sciences, California
10 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$67K – $154K
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Biomarin Pharmaceutical, California
14 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$68K – $120K
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Zymergen, California
31 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$52K – $97K
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Agilent Technologies, California
20 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$58K – $82K
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The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
55 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$25K – $86K
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Permanente Medicine, California
10 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$46K – $85K
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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, California
12 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$46K – $77K
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Insperity, California
17 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$22K – $96K
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TriNet, California
99 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$26K – $108K
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Biolegend, California
13 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$31K – $74K
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University Of Southern, California
35 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$34K – $67K
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The Scripps Research Institute, California
15 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$17K – $58K
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ADP, California
13 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$27K – $106K
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Beckman Research Institute, California
13 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$21K – $71K
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University Of California, California
204 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$18K – $65K
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Cedars-Sinai, California
28 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$19K – $58K

Research Associate demographics in California

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81% are single
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19% are married
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11% have kids
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22% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Associates in California

1,796 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research associate in California is $54,000 per year. Research associate salaries in California can vary between $21,000 to $109,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,796 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research associate.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research associates in California: Genentech ($112,000 a year), Gilead Sciences ($101,000 a year), and Biomarin Pharmaceutical ($83,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research associates in California: Emeryville, CA ($74,000 a year), Burlingame, CA ($70,500 a year), and Santa Clara, CA ($66,500 a year).
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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
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.