Average Computer Scientist Salary in San Diego, California

$87,584
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$2,000
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The average salary for a Computer Scientist in San Diego, California is $87,584.
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$68k
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$88k
90%
$129k
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What Do Computer Scientists Do?

Computer Scientist Tasks
  • Generate research ideas and solutions to complex computer science problems.
  • Writes articles for publication.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute research objectives.
  • Perform research support on problems of diverse scope and execute research projects.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Scientists?

Skills in C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java, Machine Learning and Python.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Scientists?

An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,506 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,500 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Computer Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,874 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 56.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (18.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dayton, Ohio (12.6% less), New York, New York (9.7% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (8.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Early Career
54.5%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
22.7%