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Scientist salary in Orange County, CA

Average salary
$85,000/yr
Based on 118 income tax records
$33,000
$180,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$33,000
$180,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

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

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Scientist in Orange County, CA is $85,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 118 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Scientist salaries in Orange County, CA can vary between $33,000 to $180,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Scientist salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Santa Monica, CA
11 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$86K – $127K
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Thousand Oaks, CA
19 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$87K – $131K
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La Jolla, CA
32 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$68K – $134K
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Del Mar, CA
18 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$79K – $150K
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Poway, CA
20 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$87K – $131K
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Encinitas, CA
19 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$57K – $127K
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Escondido, CA
19 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$79K – $132K
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San Marcos, CA
16 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$72K – $127K
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San Diego, CA
485 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$69K – $123K
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Vista, CA
15 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$70K – $92K
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Carlsbad, CA
36 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$63K – $122K
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Los Angeles, CA
80 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$54K – $124K
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Oceanside, CA
17 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$65K – $105K
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Irvine, CA
32 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$53K – $99K
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Pasadena, CA
33 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$51K – $112K
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Santa Barbara, CA
16 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$58K – $131K
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Long Beach, CA
11 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$61K – $80K

Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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University Of California Irvine, Orange County, CA
11 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$48K – $57K

Scientist demographics in Orange County, CA

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48% are single
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52% are married
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39% have kids
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44% own a home

Scientist salaries by age

$0
$25,500
$51,000
$76,500
$102,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists in Orange County, CA

118 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a scientist in Orange County, CA is $85,000 per year. Scientist salaries in Orange County, CA can vary between $33,000 to $180,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 118 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as scientist.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for scientists in Orange County, CA: Santa Monica, CA ($112,000 a year), Thousand Oaks, CA ($111,500 a year), and La Jolla, CA ($106,500 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.