Scientist salary in San Diego Metro Area, CA

Average salary
$99,000/yr
Based on 1,031 income tax records
$40,500
$278,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$61K
 
$83K
 
$111K
 
$123K
 
$122K
$40,500
$278,500
How much do Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Scientist is $99,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,031 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Scientist salary can vary between $40,500 to $278,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals, San Diego County, CA
14 income tax records
$150,500/yr
$78K – $410K
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Illumina, San Diego County, CA
55 income tax records
$133,000/yr
$87K – $220K
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John L. Scott, San Diego County, CA
25 income tax records
$129,500/yr
$81K – $475K
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Neurocrine Biosciences, San Diego County, CA
11 income tax records
$117,000/yr
$94K – $160K
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General Atomics, San Diego County, CA
18 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$77K – $252K
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Pharmacia Upjohn, San Diego County, CA
38 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$79K – $194K
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Genprobe, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$37K – $273K
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TriNet, San Diego County, CA
34 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$53K – $209K
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US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
52 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$54K – $136K
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Ionis Pharmaceuticals, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$62K – $222K
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Life Technologies, San Diego County, CA
29 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$49K – $170K
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ADP, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$63K – $130K
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University Of California, San Diego County, CA
42 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$35K – $178K
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The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego County, CA
21 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$47K – $156K

Scientist demographics in San Diego Metro Area, CA

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46% are single
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54% are married
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40% have kids
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56% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists in San Diego Metro Area, CA

1,031 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a scientist in San Diego Metro Area, CA is $99,000 per year. Scientist salaries in San Diego Metro Area, CA can vary between $40,500 to $278,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,031 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for scientists near San Diego Metro Area, CA: Vertex Pharmaceuticals ($150,500 a year), Illumina ($133,000 a year), and John L. Scott ($129,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for scientists near San Diego Metro Area, CA: Solana Beach, CA ($205,000 a year), Altadena, CA ($152,500 a year), and Newbury Park, CA ($146,000 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.