A Research Scientist in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $100,487 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Matlab is associated with high pay for this job.

$65,519 - $134,448
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$66K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,487
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$65,519 - $134,448  
   
Bonus
$1,318 - $17,754  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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$65,565 - $139,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
844,811
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%


National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 21%

Software Development
up arrow 7%

Product Development
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
0%

National Average
$103,000

Stem Cell
up arrow 2%

Biotechnology
up arrow 4%

Data Modeling
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 11%

Neuroscience
up arrow 15%

Technical Writing
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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