Experienced Research Scientist Salary

An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $81,718 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Software Development, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.

$51,892 - $117,926
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,717
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$20.11 - $50.87
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$30
$51
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,892 - $117,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,872  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $7,973  
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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$51,836 - $122,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.11 - $50.87  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $69.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $7,973  
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).
)
$51,836 - $122,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Skills That Affect Experienced Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 30%

Software Development
up arrow 28%

Engineering Design
up arrow 23%

Material Science
up arrow 19%

Matlab
up arrow 15%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Neuroscience
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
0%

National Average
$83,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Biotechnology
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%


Clinical Research
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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