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Research Scientist Salary in San Francisco

A Research Scientist in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $86,585 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Data Modeling, Product Development, and Project Management. 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 10 years' experience in this career.

$46,857 - $119,124
MEDIAN: $86,584

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$46,857 - $119,124  
$0.00 - $13,500  
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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).
$46,183 - $123,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Francisco, California Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 34%

Product Development
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

National Average

up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 9%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%

Research Analysis
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%