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

Updated Sep 27, 2021

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$71,581 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,735 salaries

$50K

Low

$72K

Average

$103K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$9,534Range$1,954 - $46,517
The average salary for Research Associate is $71,581 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1735 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Associate employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

Seniority Levels

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Associate Research Assistant$72,841 /yr
L3
Senior Research Assistant$95,856 /yr
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Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Research Associate

$91,116

 /yr
Range: $53K - $112K
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$53K

$112K

$52,753 - $111,871 Range

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4.5

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research Associate

$59,327

 /yr
Range: $49K - $71K

$49K

$71K

$48,975 - $70,533 Range

UC San Francisco
4.1

UC San Francisco

Research Associate

$49,915

 /yr
Range: $42K - $82K

$42K

$82K

$41,854 - $82,432 Range

Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Research Associate - Hourly Contractor

$33

 /hr
Range: $23 - $51

$23

$51

$23 - $51 Range

Lawrence Berkeley Lab
4.3

Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Research Associate

$52,058

 /yr
Range: $45K - $61K

$45K

$61K

$44,936 - $60,900 Range

Cornerstone Research
4.3

Cornerstone Research

Research Associate

$133,535

 /yr
Range: $100K - $146K

$100K

$146K

$99,857 - $145,582 Range

Zymergen
3.4

Zymergen

Research Associate

$70,712

 /yr
Range: $50K - $93K

$50K

$93K

$50,241 - $93,390 Range

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Dodge & Cox
4.5

Dodge & Cox

Research Associate

$125,702

 /yr
Range: $95K - $131K

$95K

$131K

$95,189 - $130,972 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Research Associate

$75,126

 /yr
Range: $62K - $81K

$62K

$81K

$62,355 - $80,997 Range

SRI International
3.8

SRI International

Research Associate

$55,245

 /yr
Range: $48K - $67K

$48K

$67K

$48,382 - $67,357 Range

Gilead Sciences
3.8

Gilead Sciences

Research Associate

$74,456

 /yr
Range: $67K - $84K

$67K

$84K

$66,942 - $83,895 Range

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
3.7

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Research Associate

$65,759

 /yr
Range: $59K - $75K

$59K

$75K

$58,739 - $74,798 Range

biosynexus

Research Associate

$56,456

 /yr
Range: $56K - $58K

$56K

$58K

$56,456 - $58,333 Range

PPIC
3.4

PPIC

Research Associate

$65,973

 /yr
Range: $57K - $87K

$57K

$87K

$57,364 - $87,088 Range

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
4.2

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Research Associate

$79,490

 /yr
Range: $74K - $92K

$74K

$92K

$73,789 - $92,271 Range

Buck Institute
3.6

Buck Institute

Research Associate

$48,432

 /yr
Range: $41K - $70K

$41K

$70K

$40,643 - $69,612 Range

Glass Lewis & Co
3.9

Glass Lewis & Co

Research Associate - Hourly Contractor

$19

 /hr
Range: $17 - $24

$17

$24

$17 - $24 Range

BioMarin Pharmaceutical
4

BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Research Associate

$73,265

 /yr
Range: $67K - $85K

$67K

$85K

$67,000 - $84,628 Range

Fisher Investments
3.4

Fisher Investments

Research Associate

$65,199

 /yr
Range: $59K - $77K

$59K

$77K

$58,688 - $76,801 Range

Gladstone Institutes
4.8

Gladstone Institutes

Research Associate

$50,310

 /yr
Range: $44K - $71K

$44K

$71K

$43,804 - $71,286 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Associate salaries

The average salary for a Research Associate is $71,581 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 1735 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Associate employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Research Associate in San Francisco, CA Area is $103,069 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Associate in San Francisco, CA Area is $49,712 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$58,926
per year
A Research Associate II reported making $58,926 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$75,000
per year
A Research Associate II reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$62,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
Full-time
51 to 200 employees
 
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $60,000 per year
Additional Pay
$14k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$58,000
per year
An Editorial Research Associate reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$76,000
per year
A Research Associate reported making $76,000 per year
Job Highlights
Full-time
51 to 200 employees
 
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
A Research Associate I reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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