Scientist Salaries in San Diego, CA Area

1,295 SalariesUpdated Jul 9, 2020

Average Base Pay
$81,308 / yr
5% above national average
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,270
Range$1,735 - $17,854

How much does a Scientist make in San Diego, CA?

The average salary for a Scientist is $81,308 in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 1,295 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Scientist employees in San Diego, CA.

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Pfizer

$90,096/yr

Range: $82K - $100K

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$90,096/yr
$82K$100K

Scientist

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

$73,700/yr

Range: $54K - $84K

4 salaries

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$73,700/yr
$54K$84K

Scientist

Synthetic Genomics

$101,649/yr

Range: $93K - $110K

2 salaries

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$93K$110K

Scientist

Johnson & Johnson

$119,900/yr

Range: $114K - $125K

1 employee salary or estimate

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Scientist - Hourly Contractor

Celgene

$51/hr

Range: $49 - $54

1 employee salary or estimate

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$49$54

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

$32/hr

Range: $31 - $34

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Janssen

$76,477/yr

Range: $74K - $79K

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Scientist

Salk Institute

$56,588/yr

Range: $54K - $59K

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$54K - $59K
$54K$59K

Scientist

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

$73,861/yr

Range: $70K - $77K

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$70K - $77K
$70K$77K

Scientist

J Craig Venter Institute

$51,729/yr

Range: $49K - $54K

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$49K - $54K
$49K$54K

Scientist

Ambrx

$90,371/yr

Range: $86K - $94K

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$86K - $94K
$86K$94K

Scientist - Hourly Contractor

Ocean Associates

$44/hr

Range: $42 - $45

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$42$45

Scientist

aTyr Pharma

$94,782/yr

Range: $91K - $99K

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COI Pharmaceuticals

$70,506/yr

Range: $67K - $73K

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$67K$73K

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Synthorx

$90,651/yr

Range: $88K - $94K

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$88K - $94K
$88K$94K

Assistant Project Scientist

UC San Diego

$61,468/yr

Range: $56K - $83K

195 salaries

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$61,468/yr
$56K$83K

Staff Scientist

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

$61,742/yr

Range: $55K - $82K

36 salaries

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$61,742/yr
$55K$82K

Staff Scientist

The Scripps Research Institute

$71,989/yr

Range: $61K - $96K

35 salaries

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$71,989/yr
$61K$96K

Assistant Research Scientist

UC San Diego

$93,706/yr

Range: $54K - $108K

16 salaries

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$93,706/yr
$54K$108K

Research Scientist

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

$68,043/yr

Range: $62K - $82K

12 salaries

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$68,043/yr
$62K$82K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$120,453
per year
A Scientist reported making $120,453 per year
Additional Pay
$1 cash bonus
$1 stock bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$112,000
per year
A Scientist reported making $112,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1 cash bonus
$1 stock bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
An Operations Research Scientist reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$130,543
per year
A Research Scientist reported making $130,543 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$90,000
per year
A Scientist reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$78,000
per year
A Scientist reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$73,000
per year
A Scientist reported making $73,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
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