Research Scientist Salaries in California

Salary estimated from 198 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: October 16, 2018
Average in California
$101,509 per year
29% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$23,000
$235,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Research Scientist make in California?

The average salary for a Research Scientist is $101,509 per year in California, which is 29% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 198 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
$155,141 per year
$151,896 per year
$152,291 per year
$143,838 per year
$140,639 per year
$300,000 per year
$196,526 per year
$160,000 per year
$157,628 per year
$153,291 per year
Research Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$81,103 per year
$104,344 per year
$130,502 per year
$148,110 per year
$125,392 per year

Research Scientist job openings

Scientist
Enevate Corporation
Irvine, CA
Scientist/Senior Scientist – Cell/Molecular Biology
Ambys Medicines
San Francisco, CA
Research Associate
Nucleus Biologics
San Diego, CA
Research Scientist jobs in California