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
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$61K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,132
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$61,140 - $112,299  
   
Bonus
$1,993 - $11,892  
Profit Sharing
$6,250  
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$94,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Neuroscience
up arrow 18%

Software Development
up arrow 5%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000


Product Development
up arrow 12%

Engineering Design
up arrow 14%

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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