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

Updated Aug 1, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$133,589 /yr
Average Base Pay

586 salaries

$99K

Low

$134K

Average

$180K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$17,347Range$3,797 - $79,264
The average salary for Senior Scientist is $133,589 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 586 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Scientist employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

Seniority Levels

L3
Senior Research Scientist$148,263 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$187,882 /yr
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Genentech
4.2

Genentech

Senior Scientist

$188,658

 /yr
Range: $124K - $259K
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$124K

$259K

$124,304 - $258,975 Range

The Clorox Company
4.1

The Clorox Company

Senior Scientist

$121,485

 /yr
Range: $100K - $137K

$100K

$137K

$100,419 - $136,739 Range

Bio-Rad Laboratories
3.5

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Senior Scientist

$126,336

 /yr
Range: $109K - $143K

$109K

$143K

$109,350 - $143,496 Range

Amgen
4

Amgen

Senior Scientist

$154,204

 /yr
Range: $134K - $214K

$134K

$214K

$133,662 - $213,582 Range

Pfizer
4.2

Pfizer

Senior Scientist

$123,672

 /yr
Range: $99K - $156K

$99K

$156K

$99,288 - $156,039 Range

Roche
4.3

Roche

Senior Scientist

$98,543

 /yr
Range: $74K - $138K

$74K

$138K

$73,582 - $137,695 Range

Merck
4.2

Merck

Senior Scientist

$136,160

 /yr
Range: $119K - $158K

$119K

$158K

$118,984 - $158,000 Range

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10x Genomics
4.2

10x Genomics

Senior Scientist

$144,985

 /yr
Range: $118K - $186K

$118K

$186K

$118,391 - $186,429 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior Scientist

$102,353

 /yr
Range: $94K - $123K

$94K

$123K

$93,650 - $123,443 Range

Natera
4.1

Natera

Senior Scientist

$142,992

 /yr
Range: $114K - $157K

$114K

$157K

$114,495 - $156,663 Range

Amyris
3.7

Amyris

Senior Scientist

$165,792

 /yr
Range: $96K - $193K

$96K

$193K

$96,033 - $193,482 Range

Fluidigm
3.9

Fluidigm

Senior Scientist

$137,384

 /yr
Range: $115K - $169K

$115K

$169K

$114,987 - $169,450 Range

Theravance
3.4

Theravance

Senior Scientist

$153,616

 /yr
Range: $124K - $174K

$124K

$174K

$124,159 - $173,513 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
4

Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Scientist

$131,129

 /yr
Range: $116K - $152K

$116K

$152K

$115,960 - $152,419 Range

Pacific Biosciences
4.3

Pacific Biosciences

Senior Scientist

$119,045

 /yr
Range: $103K - $135K

$103K

$135K

$103,446 - $134,630 Range

Exponent
3.3

Exponent

Senior Scientist

$128,203

 /yr
Range: $126K - $145K

$126K

$145K

$126,000 - $145,000 Range

Berkeley Lights
4.1

Berkeley Lights

Senior Scientist

$125,000

 /yr
Range: $93K - $144K

$93K

$144K

$92,959 - $144,103 Range

Boehringer Ingelheim
4.1

Boehringer Ingelheim

Senior Scientist

$131,597

 /yr
Range: $118K - $136K

$118K

$136K

$117,956 - $135,775 Range

Applied Biosystems
3.4

Applied Biosystems

Senior Scientist

$113,221

 /yr
Range: $103K - $126K

$103K

$126K

$102,984 - $126,078 Range

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
3.7

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals

Senior Scientist

$126,440

 /yr
Range: $118K - $140K

$118K

$140K

$117,936 - $139,704 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Scientist salaries

The average salary for a Senior Scientist is $133,589 per year in San Francisco, CA Area. Salaries estimates are based on 586 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Scientist employees in San Francisco, CA Area.

The highest salary for a Senior Scientist in San Francisco, CA Area is $180,066 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Scientist in San Francisco, CA Area is $99,108 per year.

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

Recent Salary Reports

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

$180,000
per year
A Senior Scientist reported making $180,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$140,000
per year
A Senior Scientist I reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$21k cash bonus
$43k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$90,000
per year
A Senior Scientist reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$240,000
per year
A Senior Research Scientist reported making $240,000 per year
Additional Pay
$35k cash bonus
$400k stock bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$160,000
per year
A Sr. Scientist reported making $160,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$145,000
per year
A Senior Life Sciences Specialist reported making $145,000 per year
Additional Pay
$24k cash bonus
$33k profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
$155,000
per year
A Sr. Scientist reported making $155,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$195,000
per year
A Senior Scientist reported making $195,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$125,000
per year
A Senior Scientist reported making $125,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
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