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Research Scientist salary in California

Average salary
$87,000/yr
Based on 1,464 income tax records
$27,000
$358,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$27,000
$358,000
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 Research Scientist in California is $87,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 1,464 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Research Scientist salaries in California can vary between $27,000 to $358,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Research Scientist salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Cupertino, CA
11 income tax records
$269,500/yr
$137K – $357K
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Redwood City, CA
35 income tax records
$164,500/yr
$105K – $279K
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Mountain View, CA
76 income tax records
$162,000/yr
$75K – $234K
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Menlo Park, CA
31 income tax records
$161,000/yr
$80K – $262K
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Sunnyvale, CA
54 income tax records
$152,000/yr
$88K – $251K
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Fremont, CA
42 income tax records
$147,500/yr
$84K – $261K
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San Jose, CA
70 income tax records
$140,500/yr
$84K – $212K
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San Mateo, CA
41 income tax records
$128,500/yr
$89K – $207K
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Santa Clara, CA
36 income tax records
$121,000/yr
$83K – $193K
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Alameda, CA
10 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$67K – $149K
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Oakland, CA
37 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$63K – $242K
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Livermore, CA
18 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$71K – $124K
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San Francisco, CA
139 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$53K – $158K
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Berkeley, CA
34 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$56K – $130K
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Emeryville, CA
16 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$50K – $102K
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Palo Alto, CA
48 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$56K – $124K
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Pasadena, CA
30 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$49K – $108K
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San Diego, CA
146 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$50K – $91K
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Albany, CA
14 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$52K – $108K
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Los Angeles, CA
69 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$46K – $99K
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Santa Barbara, CA
12 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$49K – $62K
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Davis, CA
29 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$44K – $73K
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La Jolla, CA
11 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$32K – $78K
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Santa Cruz, CA
10 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$37K – $68K
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Irvine, CA
17 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$42K – $58K

Research Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Google, California
38 income tax records
$292,000/yr
$217K – $418K
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Facebook, California
109 income tax records
$265,500/yr
$220K – $338K
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Gilead Sciences, California
17 income tax records
$182,500/yr
$139K – $241K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
28 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$95K – $123K
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California Institute Of Technology, California
19 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$56K – $136K
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TriNet, California
23 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$64K – $124K
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State Of California, California
14 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$75K – $93K
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, California
34 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$59K – $102K
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Cedars-Sinai, California
10 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$53K – $109K
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Northwell Health, California
82 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$43K – $64K
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University Of California Sf, California
41 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$45K – $54K
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University Of California San Diego, California
37 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$37K – $53K
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University Of Southern, California
12 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$43K – $54K
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University Of California Irvine, California
14 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$42K – $53K
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University Of California, California
58 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$30K – $50K

Research Scientist demographics in California

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53% are single
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47% are married
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27% have kids
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32% own a home

Research Scientist salaries by age

$0
$27,250
$54,500
$81,750
$109,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in California

1,464 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in California is $87,000 per year. Research scientist salaries in California can vary between $27,000 to $358,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,464 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research scientists in California: Google ($292,000 a year), Facebook ($265,500 a year), and Gilead Sciences ($182,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research scientists in California: Cupertino, CA ($269,500 a year), Redwood City, CA ($164,500 a year), and Mountain View, CA ($162,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.