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Research Scientist Salary in San Jose, California

A Research Scientist in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $106,899 per year. A skill in Software Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$72,885 - $135,442
(Median)
$73K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $106,898
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,885 - $135,442  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $15,272  
Profit Sharing
$4,936 - $11,899  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$71,475 - $145,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Jose, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$112,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Jose, California Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 29%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$112,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Material Science
up arrow 17%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%

Biotechnology
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%