Research Scientist Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $67,640 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.
Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$40,644 - $94,864
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MEDIAN: $67,639
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$40,644 - $94,864  
   
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$0.00 - $10,101  
Total Pay (?
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$40,475 - $97,091  
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 27%
Data Analysis
up arrow 22%
National Average
$66,000
Biotechnology
up arrow 5%
Product Development
up arrow 17%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%

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Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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