Research Scientist salary in Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

Average salary
$66,000/yr
Based on 323 income tax records
$29,000
$188,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$29,000
$188,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

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

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Research Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Research Scientist is $66,000 per year. This is based on data from 323 TurboTax users who reported their job as Research Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Scientist salary can vary between $29,000 to $188,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Scientist salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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San Diego, CA
214 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$50K – $92K
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Los Angeles, CA
96 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$49K – $100K
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Pasadena, CA
43 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$51K – $100K
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Goleta, CA
12 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$46K – $133K
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Santa Barbara, CA
19 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$51K – $77K
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La Jolla, CA
15 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$41K – $87K
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Irvine, CA
26 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$49K – $78K
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Riverside, CA
10 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$40K – $63K

Research Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
35 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$55K – $127K
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Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$59K – $111K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$45K – $62K
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University Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
46 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$39K – $55K
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University Of California Irvine, Orange County, CA
14 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$42K – $53K

Research Scientist demographics in Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

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60% are single
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40% are married
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23% have kids
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30% own a home

Research Scientist salaries by age in Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

$0
$24,250
$48,500
$72,750
$97,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in Los Angeles Metro Area, CA

323 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in Los Angeles Metro Area, CA is $66,000 per year. Research scientist salaries in Los Angeles Metro Area, CA can vary between $29,000 to $188,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 323 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Los Angeles Metro Area, CA: California Institute of Technology ($85,000 a year), Cedars-Sinai ($65,500 a year), and University of Southern ($49,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Los Angeles Metro Area, CA: San Diego, CA ($67,500 a year), Los Angeles, CA ($64,000 a year), and Pasadena, CA ($59,500 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.