A Research Scientist earns an average salary of C$62,775 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Material Science and Statistical Analysis. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$43,817 - C$92,797
C$44K
C$62K
C$93K
MEDIAN: C$62,423
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C$12.58 - C$49.66
C$13
C$33
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MEDIAN: C$33.43
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$32KC$64KC$96K
Salary
C$43,817 - C$92,797  
   
Bonus
C$1,019 - C$9,787  
Total Pay (?
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C$42,914 - C$95,904  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$17C$34C$51
Hourly Rate
C$12.58 - C$49.66  
   
Overtime
C$46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$1,019 - C$9,787  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$42,914 - C$95,904  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 64 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$63,014

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲57%

▲26%

▲6%

National Average
C$63,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
▲22%

Statistical Analysis
▲12%


Technical Writing
▲5%

Data Analysis
▲5%

National Average
C$63,000

Research Analysis
▼1%

Product Development
▼3%

Molecular Biology
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 16%
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