Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts Salary

The average salary for a Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts is $90,132 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Neuroscience is associated with high pay for this job.

$61,140 - $112,299
MEDIAN: $90,132

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$61,140 - $112,299  
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$60,067 - $118,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

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Software Development
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Research Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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National Average

Product Development
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Engineering Design
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Technical Writing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


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57 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%