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Research Scientist Salary in Los Angeles (United States)

The average salary for a Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California is $79,047 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.
Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California Salary (?
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$49,139 - $113,372
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,047
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National Salary Data

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$49,139 - $113,372  
   
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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$45,615 - $119,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$80,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%
Research Analysis
up arrow 8%
National Average
$80,000
Biotechnology
up arrow 2%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%