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Research Scientist Salary in San Francisco

A Research Scientist in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $85,494 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. A skill in Data Modeling is associated with high pay for this job.
$45,551 - $115,392
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $85,493
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$45,551 - $115,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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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$45,266 - $120,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 33%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

National Average
$86,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 22%

Research Analysis
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%