Scientist Salaries in California

Salary estimated from 507 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: September 7, 2018
Average in California
$95,467 per year
10% Above national average
  • Most Reported
$23,000
$217,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Scientist make in California?

The average salary for a Scientist is $95,467 per year in California, which is 10% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 507 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Scientist is 1-3 years.
Scientist salaries by company in California
CompanyAverage salary
$145,560 per year
$141,096 per year
$140,273 per year
6 salaries
$137,962 per year
$134,042 per year
$132,715 per year
8 salaries
$113,942 per year
10 salaries
$140,000 per year
$117,647 per year
$112,022 per year
Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$90,310 per year
$78,095 per year
$114,860 per year
$110,729 per year
$96,462 per year

Scientist job openings

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San Diego, CA
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ADS
Pleasanton, CA
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The Scripps Research Institute
California
Scientist jobs in California