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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)
$42K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $69,478
10%
50%
90%

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$41,634 - $97,843  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$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

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$67,000


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
$67,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Biotechnology
up arrow 9%

Product Development
up arrow 18%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

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