Salary: Principal Scientist in San Diego, CA | Glassdoor

Principal Scientist Salaries in San Diego, CA

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1,353 SalariesUpdated Jan 5, 2018
Average Base Pay
$135,076/yr
5% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$98K
Low
$135K
Average
$182K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,304
Range$2,346 - $26,234
How much does a Principal Scientist make in San Diego, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $135,076 in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 1,353 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Scientist employees in San Diego, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Pfizer
    $126,806/yr
    Range: $101K - $153K
    11 salaries
    $126,806/yr
    $101K$153K
    Broadcom
    $138,426/yr
    Range: $132K - $150K
    3 salaries
    $138,426/yr
    $132K$150K
    Johnson & Johnson
    $144,420/yr
    Range: $127K - $161K
    2 salaries
    About
    $127K - $161K
    $127K$161K
    FICO
    $162,226/yr
    Range: $154K - $170K
    2 salaries
    About
    $154K - $170K
    $154K$170K
    Opera Solutions
    $160,056/yr
    Range: $151K - $167K
    2 salaries
    About
    $151K - $167K
    $151K$167K
    Hologic
    $133,284/yr
    Range: $118K - $148K
    2 salaries
    About
    $118K - $148K
    $118K$148K
    Janssen Research & Development
    $163,110/yr
    Range: $148K - $175K
    2 salaries
    About
    $148K - $175K
    $148K$175K

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    Honeywell
    $152,430/yr
    Range: $147K - $159K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $147K - $159K
    $147K$159K
    BP
    $124,127/yr
    Range: $120K - $129K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $120K - $129K
    $120K$129K
    URS Corporation
    $132,032/yr
    Range: $125K - $137K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $125K - $137K
    $125K$137K
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    $152,159/yr
    Range: $144K - $157K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $144K - $157K
    $144K$157K
    Atkins
    $109,779/yr
    Range: $106K - $114K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $106K - $114K
    $106K$114K
    QinetiQ North America
    $162,440/yr
    Range: $156K - $169K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $156K - $169K
    $156K$169K
    Celgene
    $152,159/yr
    Range: $146K - $159K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $146K - $159K
    $146K$159K
    Sequenom
    $126,795/yr
    Range: $122K - $131K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $122K - $131K
    $122K$131K
    Ardea Biosciences
    $135,655/yr
    Range: $131K - $141K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $131K - $141K
    $131K$141K
    Neurocrine Biosciences
    $102,676/yr
    Range: $98K - $108K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $98K - $108K
    $98K$108K
    Trius Therapeutics
    $121,150/yr
    Range: $116K - $127K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $116K - $127K
    $116K$127K
    Novocell
    $108,675/yr
    Range: $104K - $113K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $104K - $113K
    $104K$113K
    Pfizer
    $138,962/yr
    Range: $126K - $156K
    10 salaries
    $138,962/yr
    $126K$156K

    Recent Salary Reports

    Below are the most recent Principal Scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $135,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $23k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $110,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $110,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $149,530
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $149,530 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $25k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $152,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $152,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Company - Public
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