The average salary for a Research Scientist in South San Francisco, California is $98,888 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$66,051 - $124,625
(Median)
$66K
$99K
$120K
MEDIAN: $98,888
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$66,051 - $124,625  
   
Bonus
$2,043 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$66,977 - $141,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$104,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

National Average
$104,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 3%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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