Average Computer Scientist Salary in San Francisco, California

$103,913
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$6,000
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for a Computer Scientist in San Francisco, California is $103,913.
10%
$62k
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$104k
90%
$175k
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$62k - $175k
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$65k - $186k
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What Do Computer Scientists Do?

Computer Scientist Tasks
  • Generate research ideas and solutions to complex computer science problems.
  • Writes articles for publication.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute research objectives.
  • Perform research support on problems of diverse scope and execute research projects.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Scientists?

Skills in Software Development, C++ Programming Language and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Java and Systems Engineering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Scientists?

An entry-level Computer Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,000 based on 7 salaries. An early career Computer Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,606 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Computer Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $133,515 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Computer Scientist in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 31.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dayton, Ohio (26.3% less), New York, New York (23.9% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (23.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.0%
Early Career
36.0%
Mid Career
36.0%