A Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, California earns an average salary of $117,916 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Analysis and Software Development.

$80,904 - $152,769
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$80,904 - $156,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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About Sunnyvale, California

Santa Clara County, California
151,760
Male:
79,480 (52.4%)
Female:
72,280 (47.6%)
Sunnyvale (/ˈsʌniveɪl/ or /ˈsʌnivəl/) is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 140,095. Sunnyvale is the seventh most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the major cities comprising Silicon Valley. It is bordered by portions of San Jose to the north, Moffett Federal Airfield to the northwest, Mountain View to the west, Los Altos to the southwest, Cupertino to the south, and Santa Clara to the east. It lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101. As part of California's high-tech area known as Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale is the headquarters location of companies including Juniper Networks, Fortinet, Advanced Micro Devices, NetApp, Spansion, Yahoo!, AppliedMicro, and Ariba. It is also home to several aerospace/defense companies: Lockheed Martin has a major facility in Sunnyvale, and Honeywell, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems - Marine Systems (formerly Joshua Hendy...
Sunnyvale:
$112,217
California:
$64,500
$2,127
Sunnyvale:
$992,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%

Software Development
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National Average
$118,000

Research Analysis
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Biotechnology
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Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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