Research Scientist Salaries in California

Salary estimated from 133 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: December 14, 2018
Average in California
$108,629 per year
34% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$26,000
$246,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Research Scientist make in California?

The average salary for a Research Scientist is $108,629 per year in California, which is 34% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 133 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Research Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Research Scientist is 2-4 years.
Research Scientist salaries by company in California
CompanyAverage salary
$162,736 per year
$153,424 per year
$151,896 per year
$152,291 per year
$147,862 per year
$143,838 per year
$300,000 per year
$196,526 per year
$160,000 per year
$151,362 per year
Research Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$154,434 per year
$148,092 per year
$107,599 per year
$81,043 per year
$126,960 per year

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