Research Scientist in San Diego, California Salary

The average pay for a Research Scientist in San Diego, California is $82,217 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.

$51,823 - $104,535
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MEDIAN: $82,217
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$27.05 - $78.47
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MEDIAN: $42.50
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,823 - $104,535  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $13,132  
Profit Sharing
$10,500  
Total Pay (?
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$53,989 - $111,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$27.05 - $78.47  
   
Overtime
$40.24  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,004 - $13,132  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,500  
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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$53,989 - $111,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 21 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲21%

National Average
$84,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Engineering Design
▲17%

Data Modeling
▲10%

National Average
$84,000




Material Science
▼2%

Stem Cell
▼3%

Chemical Process Engineering
▼3%


Technical Writing
▼6%



Neuroscience
▼24%

Clinical Research
▼25%

Microsoft Office
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 4%