Research Scientist salary in Sunnyvale, CA

Average salary
$174,000/yr
Based on 95 income tax records
Total salary range: is $121,000 - $281,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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How much do Research Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Research Scientist is $174,000 per year. This is based on data from 95 TurboTax users who reported their job as Research Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Scientist salary can vary between $61,000 to $475,500 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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Newark, CA
10 income tax records
$239,500/yr
$185K – $292K
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Cupertino, CA
17 income tax records
$210,000/yr
$138K – $292K
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Fremont, CA
69 income tax records
$194,000/yr
$104K – $292K
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Campbell, CA
13 income tax records
$184,500/yr
$121K – $285K
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Mountain View, CA
107 income tax records
$176,500/yr
$91K – $249K
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Sunnyvale, CA
95 income tax records
$174,000/yr
$121K – $281K
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San Jose, CA
110 income tax records
$154,500/yr
$89K – $212K
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Santa Clara, CA
59 income tax records
$153,500/yr
$95K – $233K
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Redwood City, CA
56 income tax records
$153,000/yr
$92K – $294K
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San Mateo, CA
69 income tax records
$141,000/yr
$99K – $244K
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Menlo Park, CA
55 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$70K – $250K
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Los Altos, CA
13 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$82K – $243K
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Dublin, CA
16 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$101K – $164K
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Livermore, CA
24 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$82K – $134K
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Alameda, CA
13 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$72K – $190K
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Union City, CA
10 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$90K – $245K
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San Francisco, CA
197 income tax records
$111,000/yr
$59K – $204K
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Oakland, CA
54 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$63K – $171K
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Walnut Creek, CA
11 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$91K – $140K
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Hayward, CA
10 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$80K – $130K
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Berkeley, CA
33 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$53K – $145K
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Burlingame, CA
11 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$61K – $146K
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Emeryville, CA
17 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$68K – $106K
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Sacramento, CA
17 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$47K – $81K
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Palo Alto, CA
78 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$60K – $131K
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Albany, CA
12 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$51K – $102K
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Santa Cruz, CA
16 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$42K – $76K
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Davis, CA
45 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$44K – $70K

Research Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Google, Santa Clara County, CA
37 income tax records
$325,000/yr
$256K – $407K
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Facebook, Santa Clara County, CA
81 income tax records
$276,500/yr
$229K – $345K
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Apple, Santa Clara County, CA
13 income tax records
$212,000/yr
$170K – $286K
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Northwell Health, Santa Clara County, CA
81 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$55K – $68K

Research Scientist demographics in Sunnyvale, CA

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50% are single
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50% are married
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25% have kids
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29% own a home

Research Scientist salaries by age in Sunnyvale, CA

$0
$47,375
$94,750
$142,125
$189,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in Sunnyvale, CA

95 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in Sunnyvale, CA is $174,000 per year. Research scientist salaries in Sunnyvale, CA can vary between $61,000 to $475,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 95 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Sunnyvale, CA: Google ($325,000 a year), Facebook ($276,500 a year), and Apple ($212,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Sunnyvale, CA: Newark, CA ($239,500 a year), Cupertino, CA ($210,000 a year), and Fremont, CA ($194,000 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.