Research Scientist Salary in Houston, Texas

Average Houston Research Scientists make around $81K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Research Scientists in Houston, Texas are male. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,686 - $111,488
(Median)
$50K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,745
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$50,197 - $120,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $75K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $88K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $108K. Research Scientists in Houston, Texas who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $105K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 33%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 30%

Material Science
up arrow 19%

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Matlab
up arrow 9%

Data Modeling
up arrow 9%

National Average
$81,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Biotechnology
up arrow 20%

Engineering Design
up arrow 25%

Technical Writing
up arrow 26%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

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