Research Scientist Salary in San Francisco

A Research Scientist in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $88,272 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Matlab, Data Modeling, Product Development, and Data Analysis. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$49,035 - $122,401
(Median)
$49K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,271
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$49,035 - $122,401  
   
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$0.00 - $13,000  
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$48,936 - $131,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 41%

Data Modeling
up arrow 27%

Product Development
up arrow 21%

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$91,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Technical Writing
up arrow 17%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 6%
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