Principal Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

A Principal Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $124,177 per year.

$95,779 - $152,583
$96K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $124,177
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$95,779 - $152,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,482  
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
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$95,865 - $167,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Principal Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Principal Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 19 salaries. A Principal Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Principal Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲2%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$131,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Skills That Affect Principal Scientist Salaries


Project Management
▲9%

Molecular Biology
▲8%

Product Development
▲7%

National Average
$131,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None:
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