Research Scientist Salary in San Jose, California

A Research Scientist in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $105,295 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.

$72,350 - $135,192
(Median)
$72K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $105,295
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,350 - $135,192  
   
Bonus
$2,251 - $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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$71,304 - $143,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Jose, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$109,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Jose, California Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 33%

Matlab
up arrow 7%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$109,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Material Science
up arrow 15%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 18%

Biotechnology
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 4%
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