Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research Salary

On average, Laboratory Research Principal Investigators in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($100K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. While tenure and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Male Laboratory Research Principal Investigators are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$68,898 - $128,724

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$68,898 - $128,724  
   
Bonus
$1,250 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $5,500  
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$66,427 - $140,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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Job Description for Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research

Generally, principal investigators of laboratory research take the lead in conducting scientific investigations in controlled environments. They set the parameters of what questions or hypotheses will be explored, and then create the outlines of how the research and investigation will look. The latter, and the execution of experiments, data analysis, and documentation of findings, are typically conducted with input from research and laboratory associates, so some principal investigators also serve as supervisory employees.

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Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research Tasks

  • Serve as point of contact for the laboratory and/or project.
  • Oversee and train research assistants on procedures and protocol specific to the project.
  • Write and present reports and papers.
  • Supervise, coordinate, direct and ensure research is completed on deadline.
  • Write and submit grant proposals and secure other funding.

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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Laboratory Research Principal Investigators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $102K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $109K. For Laboratory Research Principal Investigators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $112K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $114K.

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Experience Affects Principal Investigator, Laboratory Research Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$108,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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