The average salary for a Principal Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $123,931 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$105,542 - $146,902
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MEDIAN: $123,931
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$105,542 - $146,902  
   
Bonus
$9,933 - $22,510  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$118,441 - $161,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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About Cambridge, Massachusetts

Middlesex County, Massachusetts
94,096
Male:
55,421 (50.2%)
Female:
54,981 (49.8%)
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of the city of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most highly regarded universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge has also been home to Radcliffe College, once one of the leading colleges for women in the United States before it merged with Harvard. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. As of July 2014, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Lowell. Cambridge was one of the two seats of Middlesex County prior to the abolition of county government in 1997; Lowell was the...
Cambridge:
$89,847
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,871
Cambridge:
$665,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
2.3%

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Experience Affects Principal Scientist Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$140,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Principal Scientist Salaries

Project Management
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Biotechnology
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National Average
$140,000

Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None:
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