Research Scientist Salary in Houston, Texas

Research Scientists in Houston take home approximately $80K per year on average. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Houston Research Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Research Scientists in Houston, Texas survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,323 - $112,008
MEDIAN: $80,312

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$49,323 - $112,008  
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$49,732 - $120,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Product Development
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Material Science
up arrow 20%

Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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National Average

Microsoft Office
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Clinical Research
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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 15 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: 97% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 3%