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Scientist salary in San Diego, CA

Average total salary*
$87,000/yr
Average per year
$87,000
Average per year
$87,000
$39,000
Total salary range**
$211,000
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Based on 339 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Scientists make in San Diego, CA?
The average total salary for a Scientist in San Diego, CA is $87,000 per year. This is based on data from 339 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Scientist in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$87,000
Average per year
$87,000
$39,000
Total salary range**
$211,000
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Based on 339 income tax records from TurboTax

Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Illumina, San Diego County, CA
31 income tax records
$121,000/yr
$97K – $148K
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US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$79K – $107K
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Pharmacia Upjohn, San Diego County, CA
19 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$80K – $146K
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Novartis Institute For Functio, San Diego County, CA
16 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$85K – $135K
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Life Technologies, San Diego County, CA
15 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$58K – $86K
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University Of California San Diego, San Diego County, CA
40 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$49K – $69K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Poway, CA
14 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$95K – $141K
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Thousand Oaks, CA
11 income tax records
$102,500/yr
$85K – $136K
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La Jolla, CA
25 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$69K – $149K
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Encinitas, CA
13 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$54K – $123K
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Carlsbad, CA
24 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$76K – $125K
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Escondido, CA
16 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$71K – $136K
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San Diego, CA
339 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$65K – $123K
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Oceanside, CA
10 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$68K – $107K
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Vista, CA
12 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$69K – $94K
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Los Angeles, CA
62 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$52K – $100K

Scientist demographics

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48% are single
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52% are married
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37% have kids
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33% own a home

Scientist salaries by age

$0
$35,250
$70,500
$105,750
$141,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists

339 full-time salaries from 2019

How much do similar occupations make?

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Research Scientist
5,447 income tax records
$65,500/yr
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Associate Scientist
363 income tax records
$58,000/yr
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Computer Scientist
833 income tax records
$96,000/yr
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Researcher
4,399 income tax records
$63,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.