Median pay for Research Scientists in Houston, Texas lies in the neighborhood of $70K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men make up a slight majority of Research Scientists in Houston (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $69,759
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$49,468 - $125,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Research Scientists in Houston, Texas — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Research Scientists in Houston with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $80K.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 50%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 33%

Data Modeling
up arrow 24%

National Average
$71,000

Material Science
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Clinical Research
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Engineering Design
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%

Technical Writing
up arrow 16%

Biotechnology
up arrow 27%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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