Research Scientist Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

The average pay for a Research Scientist in San Diego, California is $79,304 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Research Scientist in San Diego, California Total Pay (?
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$44,507 - $100,930
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MEDIAN: $79,303
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$44,507 - $100,930  
   
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$0.00 - $10,186  
Total Pay (?
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$43,891 - $105,691  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist in San Diego, California
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Research Scientist in San Diego, California Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in San Diego, California Salaries

National Average
$80,000
Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
up arrow 5%
Stem Cell
up arrow 18%
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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