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Research Scientist Salary in San Francisco (United States)

The average salary for a Research Scientist in San Francisco, California is $85,779 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salary (?
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$44,658 - $116,367
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $85,778
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National Salary Data

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$44,658 - $116,367  
   
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 - $126,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%
National Average
$87,000
Biotechnology
up arrow 1%
Technical Writing
up arrow 16%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 21%
Research Analysis
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%