Research Scientist salary in Santa Clara County, CA

Average salary
Based on 422 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Research Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Research Scientist is $136,000 per year. This is based on data from 422 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Scientist salary can vary between $45,500 to $576,000 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

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Adobe, Santa Clara County, CA
18 income tax records
$136K – $877K
Google, Santa Clara County, CA
37 income tax records
$196K – $739K
Apple, Santa Clara County, CA
13 income tax records
$170K – $836K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, Santa Clara County, CA
85 income tax records
$36K – $97K

Research Scientist demographics in Santa Clara County, CA

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49% are single
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51% are married
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31% have kids
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32% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in Santa Clara County, CA

422 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in Santa Clara County, CA is $136,000 per year. Research scientist salaries in Santa Clara County, CA can vary between $45,500 to $576,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 422 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research scientists in Santa Clara County, CA: Adobe ($447,000 a year), Google ($382,000 a year), and Apple ($296,000 a year).

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