Scientist Salaries in California

Salary estimated from 2,368 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. Last updated: December 8, 2017
Average in California
$98,320 per year
19% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$25,000
$218,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Scientist make in California?

The average salary for a Scientist is $98,320 per year in California, which is 19% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 2,368 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. The typical tenure for a Scientist is 1-3 years.
Scientist salaries by company in California
CompanyAverage salary
$144,327 per year
$150,000 per year
6 salaries
$139,136 per year
16 salaries
$140,000 per year
$135,878 per year
5 salaries
$121,379 per year
$116,931 per year
$112,022 per year
$103,966 per year
26 salaries
$106,647 per year
Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$100,710 per year
$109,270 per year
$146,469 per year
$70,466 per year
$126,193 per year

Scientist job openings

Research Scientist
NantWorks
Irvine, CA
Scientist, Biology-Discovery
Merck
Palo Alto, CA
Scientist, Biology (non-PhD), Cancer Therapeutics
Pfizer
California
Scientist jobs in California