Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salary
Research Scientists in Houston, Texas can expect to earn an average of $68K annually. Men working as Research Scientists in Houston who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $62K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $64K. For Research Scientists in Houston, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Research Scientist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $85K on average.