A Principal Scientist in Los Angeles, California earns an average salary of $100,848 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$80,537 - $168,512
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$81K
$100K
$170K
MEDIAN: $100,847
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$4,949 - $24,658  
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$85,293 - $177,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Experience Affects Principal Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$110,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Principal Scientist Salaries

National Average
$110,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 19%

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
medical benefits
Vision: 100%
dental benefits
None:
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