Research Scientist Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average salary for a Research Scientist in San Francisco, California is $86,042 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Total Pay (?
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$44,737 - $117,540
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MEDIAN: $86,042
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National Salary Data

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$44,737 - $117,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,533  
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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$44,562 - $129,703  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%
National Average
$87,000
Biotechnology
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 21%
Research Analysis
up arrow 28%

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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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