Scientist salary in San Mateo, CA

Average salary
$131,000/yr
Based on 151 income tax records
$50,000
$289,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$50,000
$289,000
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 $131,000 per year. This is based on data from 151 TurboTax users who reported their job as Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Scientist salary can vary between $50,000 to $289,000 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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San Ramon, CA
26 income tax records
$177,000/yr
$143K – $208K
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Millbrae, CA
22 income tax records
$173,500/yr
$114K – $203K
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San Carlos, CA
29 income tax records
$167,000/yr
$136K – $219K
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Burlingame, CA
27 income tax records
$166,500/yr
$114K – $259K
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Novato, CA
17 income tax records
$153,000/yr
$88K – $199K
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Orinda, CA
11 income tax records
$142,500/yr
$89K – $182K
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Belmont, CA
32 income tax records
$139,500/yr
$110K – $179K
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South San Francisco, CA
49 income tax records
$136,000/yr
$97K – $166K
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San Mateo, CA
151 income tax records
$131,000/yr
$100K – $177K
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Redwood City, CA
87 income tax records
$126,500/yr
$92K – $171K
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Cupertino, CA
17 income tax records
$126,000/yr
$85K – $156K
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Pacifica, CA
26 income tax records
$126,000/yr
$102K – $210K
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Livermore, CA
59 income tax records
$125,000/yr
$102K – $142K
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Alameda, CA
42 income tax records
$122,000/yr
$105K – $150K
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Walnut Creek, CA
21 income tax records
$120,500/yr
$87K – $141K
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Palo Alto, CA
83 income tax records
$118,000/yr
$79K – $158K
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Sunnyvale, CA
75 income tax records
$118,000/yr
$85K – $153K
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Newark, CA
19 income tax records
$117,000/yr
$94K – $134K
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Menlo Park, CA
38 income tax records
$116,500/yr
$75K – $141K
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San Francisco, CA
413 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$79K – $154K
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Dublin, CA
35 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$85K – $147K
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Mountain View, CA
67 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$80K – $151K
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Oakland, CA
143 income tax records
$113,000/yr
$85K – $160K
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Santa Clara, CA
49 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$91K – $162K
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San Bruno, CA
24 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$101K – $126K
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Daly City, CA
18 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$92K – $123K
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Castro Valley, CA
19 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$84K – $125K
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San Leandro, CA
10 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$73K – $125K
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Hayward, CA
33 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$76K – $131K
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San Jose, CA
143 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$78K – $151K
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Los Altos, CA
16 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$84K – $227K
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Fremont, CA
74 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$88K – $132K
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Milpitas, CA
16 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$71K – $129K
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Vacaville, CA
10 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$72K – $110K
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El Cerrito, CA
16 income tax records
$101,500/yr
$76K – $131K
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Berkeley, CA
91 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$69K – $124K
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Union City, CA
14 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$93K – $128K
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Emeryville, CA
37 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$74K – $115K
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Pleasanton, CA
42 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$80K – $142K
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Richmond, CA
17 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$77K – $122K
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Sacramento, CA
84 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$62K – $95K
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Vallejo, CA
11 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $94K
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Albany, CA
18 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$58K – $111K
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Santa Cruz, CA
23 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$59K – $98K
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Woodland, CA
19 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$72K – $98K
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Davis, CA
45 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$48K – $92K
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West Sacramento, CA
15 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$56K – $77K

Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Gilead Sciences, San Mateo County, CA
16 income tax records
$220,000/yr
$200K – $341K
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Genentech, San Mateo County, CA
69 income tax records
$210,000/yr
$161K – $267K
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Amgen, San Mateo County, CA
14 income tax records
$137,000/yr
$129K – $146K
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TriNet, San Mateo County, CA
45 income tax records
$120,000/yr
$105K – $158K
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Northwell Health, San Mateo County, CA
35 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$65K – $123K

Scientist demographics in San Mateo, CA

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38% are single
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62% are married
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43% have kids
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43% own a home

Scientist salaries by age in San Mateo, CA

$0
$41,625
$83,250
$124,875
$166,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists in San Mateo, CA

151 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a scientist in San Mateo, CA is $131,000 per year. Scientist salaries in San Mateo, CA can vary between $50,000 to $289,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 151 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for scientists near San Mateo, CA: Gilead Sciences ($220,000 a year), Genentech ($210,000 a year), and Amgen ($137,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for scientists near San Mateo, CA: San Ramon, CA ($177,000 a year), Millbrae, CA ($173,500 a year), and San Carlos, CA ($167,000 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.