A Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $90,011 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Neuroscience is associated with high pay for this job.

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MEDIAN: $90,011
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Salary
$68,969 - $112,290  
   
Bonus
$4,064 - $14,899  
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$67,822 - $119,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$34.32  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
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$4,064 - $14,899  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$67,822 - $119,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$92,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Neuroscience
up arrow 19%



Software Development
up arrow 7%

Biotechnology
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$92,000

Product Development
up arrow 6%

Engineering Design
up arrow 13%

Technical Writing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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