The average salary for a Research Scientist with Material Science skills is $83,724 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$53,681 - $115,868
$54K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,723
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$11.63 - $46.19
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$46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,681 - $115,868  
   
Bonus
$1,513 - $14,712  
Profit Sharing
$1,476 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$53,383 - $119,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $46.19  
   
Overtime
$35.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,513 - $14,712  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,476 - $19,574  
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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$53,383 - $119,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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