Principal Scientist Salaries in California

Salary estimated from 161 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 16, 2018
Average in California
$166,070 per year
20% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$73,000
$295,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Principal Scientist make in California?

The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $166,070 per year in California, which is 20% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 161 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Principal Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Principal Scientist is 2-4 years.
Principal Scientist salaries by company in California
CompanyAverage salary
$184,846 per year
$178,366 per year
$116,125 per year
$159,920 per year
$200,000 per year
$130,000 per year
$167,166 per year
$162,862 per year
$117,626 per year
$119,585 per year
Principal Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$180,693 per year
$159,304 per year
$144,069 per year
$120,647 per year
$134,234 per year

Principal Scientist job openings

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San Jose, CA
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Principal Scientist jobs in California