no, not really. he was definitely an inventor.
experimental scientists usually release their discoveries to the world free of charge; OTOH tesla held patents and worked for corporations like e.g. Westinghouse to lock down rights for his technological innovations
tesla also had very little input into the academic journals. he had a very idiosyncratic and non-rigorous way of "calculating" things (which he somewhat did but very non-rigorously, even for a physicist). he didn't work in a systematic way like a scientist, and kept all his ideas relatively "private" like the typical bought-out corporate shill.
at least Edison ran his own company, as opposed to pigeon boy the corporate cuck