Experienced Principal Scientist Salary
Experienced Principal Scientists take home an average $123K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $25K, total cash payment to Experienced Principal Scientists can bottom out at $93K or peak near $164K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and almost all collect dental insurance. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Experienced Principal Scientists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$90,659 - $149,190|
|Bonus||$2,990 - $25,009|
|Profit Sharing||$986 - $25,342|
|Total Pay (||$92,950 - $163,699|
Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Scientist
With a median salary of $125K, Pfizer, Inc. provides Experienced Principal Scientists with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $136K, limiting employee salary growth.
Pay Difference by Location
For Experienced Principal Scientists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Principal Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Princeton (+19 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Irvine (+10 percent), and Cambridge (+8 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
Key Stats for Principal Scientist
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