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Biomedical Engineer Salary Information in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of biomedical engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of biomedical engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City 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-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,380
25th Percentile Wage
$70,310
50th Percentile Wage
$90,580
75th Percentile Wage
$106,630
90th Percentile Wage
$125,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biomedical engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $54,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.15
25th Percentile Wage
$33.79
50th Percentile Wage
$43.55
75th Percentile Wage
$51.27
90th Percentile Wage
$60.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biomedical engineers in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.46. The median hourly salary is $43.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.15.

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
201690,580-11.00%-17.28%
2015100,5400.62%-
201499,920-8.15%-
2013108,0601.69%-
2012106,230--

Table 3. Compare Biomedical Engineer Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $90,580 in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City 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-San Mateo-Redwood City is 27.0 percent (27.0%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 33.6 percent (33.6%) 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-San Mateo-Redwood City, California.