Scientist salary in Los Angeles County, CA

Average salary
$86,500/yr
Based on 449 income tax records
$34,500
$215,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$34,500
$215,500
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 Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Scientist is $86,500 per year. This is based on data from 449 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Scientist salary can vary between $34,500 to $215,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Scientist salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Solana Beach, CA
14 income tax records
$134,500/yr
$102K – $260K
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Thousand Oaks, CA
24 income tax records
$129,000/yr
$82K – $142K
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Newbury Park, CA
17 income tax records
$128,000/yr
$98K – $167K
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Camarillo, CA
18 income tax records
$127,000/yr
$98K – $149K
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Del Mar, CA
19 income tax records
$118,000/yr
$90K – $168K
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Redondo Beach, CA
11 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$95K – $151K
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Santa Monica, CA
15 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$81K – $142K
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La Jolla, CA
43 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$72K – $134K
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Poway, CA
29 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$88K – $135K
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Encinitas, CA
28 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$60K – $134K
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Carlsbad, CA
52 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$75K – $149K
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Temecula, CA
11 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$68K – $126K
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Simi Valley, CA
10 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$86K – $124K
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Chula Vista, CA
15 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$80K – $104K
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La Mesa, CA
11 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$70K – $138K
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San Diego, CA
684 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$68K – $121K
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Escondido, CA
32 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$71K – $128K
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Anaheim, CA
11 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$55K – $103K
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Oceanside, CA
22 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$76K – $96K
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San Marcos, CA
22 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$73K – $121K
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Vista, CA
18 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$67K – $93K
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Pasadena, CA
54 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$58K – $116K
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Goleta, CA
12 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$68K – $112K
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Los Angeles, CA
111 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$55K – $124K
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Santa Barbara, CA
23 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$66K – $112K
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Riverside, CA
14 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$53K – $98K
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Mission Viejo, CA
11 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$61K – $100K
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Long Beach, CA
15 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$62K – $107K
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Irvine, CA
53 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$49K – $102K

Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
55 income tax records
$127,000/yr
$98K – $160K
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Amgen, Los Angeles County, CA
18 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$82K – $143K
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Kite Pharma, Los Angeles County, CA
12 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$81K – $109K
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University Of Southern, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$63K – $122K
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Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$52K – $80K
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University Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
40 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$52K – $66K
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Beckman Research Institute, Los Angeles County, CA
13 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$54K – $62K

Scientist demographics in Los Angeles County, CA

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54% are single
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46% are married
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34% have kids
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41% own a home

Scientist salaries by age in Los Angeles County, CA

$0
$36,375
$72,750
$109,125
$145,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists in Los Angeles County, CA

449 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a scientist in Los Angeles County, CA is $86,500 per year. Scientist salaries in Los Angeles County, CA can vary between $34,500 to $215,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 449 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for scientists in Los Angeles County, CA: California Institute of Technology ($127,000 a year), Amgen ($112,000 a year), and Kite Pharma ($91,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for scientists in Los Angeles County, CA: Solana Beach, CA ($134,500 a year), Thousand Oaks, CA ($129,000 a year), and Newbury Park, CA ($128,000 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.