Scientist salary in San Francisco Metro Area, CA

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Based on 1,918 income tax records
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The average total salary for a Scientist is $127,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,918 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Scientist salary can vary between $43,500 to $349,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Scientist salary by location

Scientist salary by company

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Gilead Sciences, San Mateo County, CA
24 income tax records
$133K – $608K
Genentech, San Mateo County, CA
116 income tax records
$124K – $387K
Mrl San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA
12 income tax records
$124K – $357K
Calico Life Sciences, San Mateo County, CA
11 income tax records
$149K – $326K
Amyris, Alameda County, CA
18 income tax records
$59K – $1M
Amgen, San Mateo County, CA
15 income tax records
$132K – $228K
Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
71 income tax records
$86K – $246K
10X Genomics, Alameda County, CA
14 income tax records
$76K – $363K
Zymergen, Alameda County, CA
16 income tax records
$72K – $179K
TriNet, Alameda County, CA
104 income tax records
$49K – $220K
Arcus Biosciences, Alameda County, CA
10 income tax records
$71K – $191K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, San Mateo County, CA
40 income tax records
$47K – $209K
University Of California, San Francisco County, CA
123 income tax records
$30K – $189K

Scientist demographics in San Francisco Metro Area, CA

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43% are single
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57% are married
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39% have kids
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54% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists in San Francisco Metro Area, CA

1,918 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a scientist in San Francisco Metro Area, CA is $127,000 per year. Scientist salaries in San Francisco Metro Area, CA can vary between $43,500 to $349,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,918 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for scientists near San Francisco Metro Area, CA: Gilead Sciences ($238,500 a year), Genentech ($207,500 a year), and Mrl San Francisco ($185,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for scientists near San Francisco Metro Area, CA: Orinda, CA ($182,500 a year), Millbrae, CA ($174,500 a year), and San Carlos, CA ($167,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.