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Principal Scientist Salaries in San Francisco, CA Area

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Average Base Pay
$181,482/yr
19% above national average
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$135K
Low
$181K
Average
$240K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$13,545
Range$2,986 - $34,691
How much does a Principal Scientist make in San Francisco, CA?

The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $181,482 in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 2,101 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Scientist employees in San Francisco, CA.

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Pfizer
    $123,037/yr
    Range: $118K - $164K
    5 salaries
    $123,037/yr
    $118K$164K
    Amgen
    $150,000/yr
    Range: $135K - $170K
    5 salaries
    $150,000/yr
    $135K$170K
    Genentech
    $189,950/yr
    Range: $180K - $205K
    4 salaries
    $189,950/yr
    $180K$205K
    Adobe
    $232,422/yr
    Range: $215K - $240K
    3 salaries
    $232,422/yr
    $215K$240K
    Roche
    $160,000/yr
    Range: $115K - $170K
    3 salaries
    $160,000/yr
    $115K$170K
    Medtronic
    $135,471/yr
    Range: $124K - $149K
    2 salaries
    About
    $124K - $149K
    $124K$149K
    Novartis
    $110,988/yr
    Range: $102K - $122K
    2 salaries
    About
    $102K - $122K
    $102K$122K

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    Boston Scientific
    $131,483/yr
    Range: $124K - $140K
    2 salaries
    About
    $124K - $140K
    $124K$140K
    Eurofins Scientific
    $90,900/yr
    Range: $86K - $96K
    2 salaries
    About
    $86K - $96K
    $86K$96K
    FICO
    $142,927/yr
    Range: $122K - $167K
    2 salaries
    About
    $122K - $167K
    $122K$167K
    Monogram Biosciences
    $120,137/yr
    Range: $112K - $128K
    2 salaries
    About
    $112K - $128K
    $112K$128K
    Optovue
    $173,113/yr
    Range: $151K - $196K
    2 salaries
    About
    $151K - $196K
    $151K$196K
    PayPal
    $131,612/yr
    Range: $125K - $138K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $125K - $138K
    $125K$138K
    UC San Francisco
    $84,000/yr
    Range: $81K - $88K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $81K - $88K
    $81K$88K
    AbbVie
    $175,000/yr
    Range: $170K - $180K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $170K - $180K
    $170K$180K
    MedImmune
    $176,166/yr
    Range: $168K - $182K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $168K - $182K
    $168K$182K
    SRI International
    $122,000/yr
    Range: $117K - $128K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $117K - $128K
    $117K$128K
    Saama Technologies
    $203,200/yr
    Range: $194K - $212K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $194K - $212K
    $194K$212K
    Celgene
    $140,000/yr
    Range: $135K - $147K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $135K - $147K
    $135K$147K
    Bracket
    $135,000/yr
    Range: $129K - $139K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $129K - $139K
    $129K$139K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $105,000
    per year
    A Principal Research Scientist reported making $105,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $4k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Private
    $165,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $165,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    8-10 years experience
    Full-time
     
    201 to 500 employees
    Company - Public
    $160,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $160,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $200k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    3-4 years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $175,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $175,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Scientist reported making $135,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    1-2 years experience
    Full-time
     
    501 to 1000 employees
    Company - Private
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