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Biomedical Engineer Salary Information in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of biomedical engineers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of biomedical engineers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Biomedical Engineers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,650
25th Percentile Wage
$74,390
50th Percentile Wage
$93,720
75th Percentile Wage
$114,070
90th Percentile Wage
$139,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biomedical engineers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $139,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $57,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.72
25th Percentile Wage
$35.76
50th Percentile Wage
$45.06
75th Percentile Wage
$54.84
90th Percentile Wage
$66.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biomedical engineers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.87. The median hourly salary is $45.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.72.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biomedical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,720-8.64%-9.80%
2015101,820-0.01%-
2014101,830-3.79%-
2013105,6902.64%-
2012102,900--

Table 3. Compare Biomedical Engineer Salary in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $93,720 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is in the middle of salary range for biomedical engineers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of biomedical engineers in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is 24.5 percent (24.5%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 35.8 percent (35.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$124,060
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$113,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$101,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$98,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$95,620
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$95,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$93,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$88,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$85,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$85,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$60,130

See also: Top paying jobs in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California.