The average pay for a Research Scientist in San Diego, California is $81,112 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.

$49,666 - $103,965
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MEDIAN: $81,111
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$27.05 - $78.47
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,666 - $103,965  
   
Bonus
$1,034 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$7,750  
Total Pay (?
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$50,309 - $111,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$27.05 - $78.47  
   
Overtime
$40.24  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,034 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,750  
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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$50,309 - $111,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 18%

Data Modeling
up arrow 12%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$83,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Stem Cell
up arrow 1%

Material Science
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 5%


Project Management
up arrow 15%

Technical Writing
up arrow 18%

Clinical Research
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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