How much does a Associate Scientist make in San Francisco, CA?

Updated Aug 2, 2021

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Experience

$93,445 /yr
Average Base Pay

303 salaries

$62K

Low

$93K

Average

$140K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$9,837Range$2,420 - $39,985
The average salary for Associate Scientist is $93,445 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 303 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Associate Scientist employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

Seniority Levels

L2
Associate Research Scientist$90,123 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$148,262 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$187,882 /yr
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Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Associate Scientist

$130,553

 /yr
Range: $114K - $155K
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$114K

$155K

$113,642 - $154,957 Range

Amgen
4

Amgen

Associate Scientist

$102,093

 /yr
Range: $86K - $120K

$86K

$120K

$86,135 - $120,000 Range

Gilead Sciences
3.8

Gilead Sciences

Associate Scientist

$116,253

 /yr
Range: $95K - $132K

$95K

$132K

$94,633 - $132,058 Range

LakePharma
3.1

LakePharma

Associate Scientist

$48,082

 /yr
Range: $37K - $62K

$37K

$62K

$36,707 - $61,969 Range

Amyris
3.7

Amyris

Associate Scientist

$77,576

 /yr
Range: $58K - $115K

$58K

$115K

$57,747 - $115,350 Range

Intrexon
2.4

Intrexon

Associate Scientist

$84,268

 /yr
Range: $71K - $111K

$71K

$111K

$70,779 - $110,578 Range

Impossible Foods
4.4

Impossible Foods

Associate Scientist

$101,651

 /yr
Range: $98K - $107K

$98K

$107K

$98,419 - $106,871 Range

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Nektar Therapeutics
3.4

Nektar Therapeutics

Associate Scientist

$113,568

 /yr
Range: $104K - $126K

$104K

$126K

$103,666 - $126,016 Range

Elan Pharmaceuticals
3.5

Elan Pharmaceuticals

Associate Scientist

$114,782

 /yr
Range: $105K - $130K

$105K

$130K

$105,257 - $130,298 Range

Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Associate Scientist - Hourly Contractor

$52

 /hr
Range: $28 - $141

$28

$141

$28 - $141 Range

Bayer
4.1

Bayer

Associate Scientist - Hourly Contractor

$31

 /hr
Range: $23 - $33

$23

$33

$23 - $33 Range

Ripple Foods
4.5

Ripple Foods

Associate Scientist

$52,394

 /yr
Range: $50K - $61K

$50K

$61K

$50,185 - $61,337 Range

Sutro Biopharma
4.2

Sutro Biopharma

Associate Scientist

$120,797

 /yr
Range: $119K - $136K

$119K

$136K

$118,986 - $136,110 Range

Theravance
3.4

Theravance

Associate Scientist

$105,635

 /yr
Range: $99K - $111K

$99K

$111K

$99,100 - $111,125 Range

JOINN Biologics
2.8

JOINN Biologics

Associate Scientist

$56,216

 /yr
Range: $50K - $63K

$50K

$63K

$50,411 - $62,665 Range

PPD
4

PPD

Associate Scientist - Hourly Contractor

$29

 /hr
Range: $26 - $32

$26

$32

$26 - $32 Range

Illumina
4.1

Illumina

Associate Scientist

$116,975

 /yr
Range: $83K - $117K

$83K

$117K

$83,424 - $116,975 Range

Abcam
4.3

Abcam

Associate Scientist

$66,223

 /yr
Range: $60K - $73K

$60K

$73K

$59,836 - $73,428 Range

PPD
4

PPD

Associate Scientist - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $27 - $29

$27

$29

$27 - $29 Range

Johnson & Johnson
4.2

Johnson & Johnson

Associate Scientist

$93,215

 /yr
Range: $74K - $100K

$74K

$100K

$73,840 - $100,323 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Associate Scientist salaries

The average salary for an Associate Scientist is $93,445 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 303 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Associate Scientist employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for an Associate Scientist in San Francisco, CA Area is $139,757 per year.

The lowest salary for an Associate Scientist in San Francisco, CA Area is $62,479 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Associate Scientist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Associate Scientist.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent associate scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$140,000
per year
An Associate Scientist reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$78,000
per year
An Associate Scientist reported making $78,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$90,000
per year
An Associate Scientist reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$105,000
per year
An Associate Scientist reported making $105,000 per year
Additional Pay
$13k cash bonus
Job Highlights
Full-time
51 to 200 employees
 
Company - Public
$105,000
per year
An Associate Scientist reported making $105,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
An Associate Staff Scientist reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$110,000
per year
An Associate Scientist reported making $110,000 per year
Additional Pay
$13k cash bonus
$4k stock bonus
Job Highlights
Full-time
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public
$130,000
per year
An Associate Principal Scientist reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
$10k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$105,117
per year
An Associate Research Scientist I reported making $105,117 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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