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Research Scientist Salary in Los Angeles

The average salary for a Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California is $79,659 per year. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$49,139 - $123,008
(Median)
$49K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,658
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$49,139 - $123,008  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,034  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,476 - $123,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 18%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

National Average
$80,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 4%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 19%

Clinical Research
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%