The average pay for a Staff Scientist in San Diego, California is $67,246 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

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MEDIAN: $67,246
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$48,683 - $132,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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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Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 48%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 34%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None:
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