A Mid-Career Research Scientist in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $81,686 per year.

$51,278 - $105,888
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$51K
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MEDIAN: $81,686
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$51,278 - $105,888  
   
Bonus
$2,534 - $17,770  
Profit Sharing
$20,250  
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$51,521 - $120,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

National Average
$83,000

Product Development
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Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Biotechnology
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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