Research Scientist Salary in Houston, Texas

Research Scientists in Houston, Texas pull down an average of $81K annually. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Research Scientists in Houston are male. Job satisfaction for Houston Research Scientists is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,686 - $113,669
MEDIAN: $80,745

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$49,686 - $113,669  
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$50,197 - $121,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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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 14 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: 65% employee benefits None: 4%