Researcher salary in Palo Alto, CA

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Based on 40 income tax records
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How much do Researchers make?
The average total salary for a Researcher is $69,500 per year. This is based on data from 40 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Researcher and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Researcher salary can vary between $28,500 to $322,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Researcher salary by company

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Google, Santa Clara County, CA
10 income tax records
$229K – $506K
Genentech, San Mateo County, CA
14 income tax records
$115K – $211K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, Santa Clara County, CA
74 income tax records
$32K – $139K

Researcher demographics in Palo Alto, CA

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50% are single
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50% are married
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37% have kids
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30% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Researchers in Palo Alto, CA

40 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a researcher in Palo Alto, CA is $69,500 per year. Researcher salaries in Palo Alto, CA can vary between $28,500 to $322,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 40 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as researcher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for researchers near Palo Alto, CA: Google ($357,500 a year), Genentech ($146,500 a year), and The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($68,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for researchers near Palo Alto, CA: Santa Clara, CA ($159,000 a year), Sunnyvale, CA ($139,500 a year), and Hayward, CA ($139,000 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.