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Research Scientist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $69,478 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Research Analysis and Data Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$41,634 - $97,843
MEDIAN: $69,478

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$41,634 - $97,843  
$0.00 - $8,616  
Profit Sharing
$60.00 - $7,000  
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).
$41,132 - $99,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 25%

Data Analysis
up arrow 20%

Clinical Research
up arrow 4%

National Average

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

up arrow 9%

Product Development
up arrow 18%

Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%