Research Scientist Salary in Houston, Texas

Research Scientists in Houston, Texas take home an average $81K per year. The vast majority (81 percent) of Research Scientists in Houston who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Houston Research Scientists. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,686 - $111,488

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$50,197 - $120,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist in Houston, Texas

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

The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $75K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $88K on average. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $108K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $105K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Product Development
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Chemical Process Engineering
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Material Science
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Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Data Modeling
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National Average

Clinical Research
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Microsoft Office
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Engineering Design
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Technical Writing
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


19 %
81 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 4%