Salary estimated from 404 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. Last updated: December 13, 2017
Average in San Francisco, CA
$169,239 per year
▲25% Above national average
How much does a Principal Scientist make in San Francisco, CA?
The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $169,239 per year in San Francisco, CA, which is 25% above the national average. Salary estimates are based on 404 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Principal Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 24 months. The typical tenure for a Principal Scientist is 2-4 years.
Principal Scientist salaries by company in San Francisco, CA
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