Experienced Principal Scientist Salary

Median pay for Experienced Principal Scientists is around $123K annually. Final cash compensation to Experienced Principal Scientists varies from around $94K to approximately $163K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K and $40K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Experienced Principal Scientists is high. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Experienced Principal Scientists who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$91,599 - $149,455
$92K
$120K
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MEDIAN: $123,295
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$91,599 - $149,455  
   
Bonus
$3,250 - $25,053  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $39,911  
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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$93,862 - $163,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 389

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Pay for Experienced Principal Scientists is the lowest at Pfizer, Inc., which has a median salary of $125K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $136K.

Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Principal Scientist Salaries

Big Data Analytics
▲18%

Chemical Process Engineering
▲4%


National Average
$132,000

Molecular Biology
▼1%

Product Development
▼2%

Material Science
▼3%

Project Management
▼4%

Data Analysis
▼4%

Clinical Research
▼6%

Engineering Design
▼6%

Research Analysis
▼7%

Bioinformatics
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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