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Research Scientist Salary in San Francisco

A Research Scientist in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $87,562 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.

$48,177 - $122,977
(Median)
$48K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,562
10%
50%
90%

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$48,177 - $122,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
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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$47,504 - $132,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 42%

Data Modeling
up arrow 32%

Product Development
up arrow 22%

Data Analysis
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$90,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 12%

Technical Writing
up arrow 16%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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