Research Scientist salary in California

Average salary
$94,500/yr
Based on 1,942 income tax records
$35,500
$395,000
Age:
Average salary by age
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$54K
 
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$100K
 
$123K
 
$116K
$35,500
$395,000
How much do Research Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Research Scientist is $94,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,942 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Scientist salary can vary between $35,500 to $395,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Scientist salary by location

Research Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Adobe, California
23 income tax records
$569,500/yr
$136K – $939K
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Google, California
73 income tax records
$419,500/yr
$195K – $867K
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Apple, California
17 income tax records
$310,500/yr
$170K – $836K
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NVIDIA, California
11 income tax records
$266,000/yr
$136K – $827K
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Toyota Research Institute, California
12 income tax records
$256,000/yr
$97K – $510K
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Gilead Sciences, California
30 income tax records
$224,000/yr
$138K – $369K
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Intel, California
12 income tax records
$195,500/yr
$121K – $253K
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Genentech, California
22 income tax records
$182,500/yr
$72K – $449K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
49 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$91K – $165K
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ADP, California
10 income tax records
$130,500/yr
$60K – $391K
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Amgen, California
15 income tax records
$127,500/yr
$74K – $175K
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TriNet, California
50 income tax records
$109,000/yr
$56K – $233K
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Lockheed Martin, California
17 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$60K – $146K
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Department Of The Interior, California
12 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$89K – $142K
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US Department Of Defense, California
16 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$63K – $137K
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Insperity, California
18 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$45K – $230K
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State Of California, California
36 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$29K – $101K
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The Scripps Research Institute, California
12 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$56K – $127K
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California Institute Of, California
39 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$39K – $180K
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The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
151 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$36K – $100K
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Cedars-Sinai, California
11 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$33K – $178K
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University Of Southern, California
18 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$42K – $126K
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University Of California, California
271 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$23K – $127K

Research Scientist demographics in California

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50% are single
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50% are married
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31% have kids
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41% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in California

1,942 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in California is $94,500 per year. Research scientist salaries in California can vary between $35,500 to $395,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,942 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research scientists in California: Adobe ($569,500 a year), Google ($419,500 a year), and Apple ($310,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research scientists in California: Los Altos, CA ($218,500 a year), Alameda, CA ($167,500 a year), and San Jose, CA ($166,000 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.