The average pay for a Research Scientist in San Diego, California is $82,449 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design and Data Modeling. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

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$27.05 - $78.47
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Salary
$52,402 - $104,719  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $13,043  
Profit Sharing
$7,750  
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$54,524 - $111,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Hourly Rate
$27.05 - $78.47  
   
Overtime
$40.24  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,009 - $13,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,750  
Total Pay (?
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$54,524 - $111,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%


National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 17%

Data Modeling
up arrow 10%

Software Development
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$84,000


Material Science
up arrow 2%


Stem Cell
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 11%


Clinical Research
up arrow 26%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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