The average salary for a Research Scientist in Los Angeles, California is $81,619 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$40,000 - $129,317
(Median)
$40K
$82K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,619
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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Salary
$40,000 - $129,317  
   
Bonus
$4,919 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$39,227 - $130,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$23.45  
   
Overtime
$56.51  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,919 - $14,681  
   
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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$39,227 - $130,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Neuroscience
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$81,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 7%

Clinical Research
up arrow 20%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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