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Experienced Research Scientist Salary (United States)

An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $81,282 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.
Experienced Research Scientist Salary (?
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$51,771 - $116,910
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81,281
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Experienced Research Scientist Salary (?
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$20.33 - $49.83
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,771 - $116,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,819  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $8,139  
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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$51,689 - $121,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.33 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $69.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $8,139  
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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$51,689 - $121,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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Princeton
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Cambridge
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San Francisco
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Philadelphia
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Skills That Affect Experienced Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 33%
Engineering Design
up arrow 32%
Material Science
up arrow 21%
Matlab
up arrow 13%
Technical Writing
up arrow 6%
Product Development
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
0%
Neuroscience
0%
National Average
$83,000
Research Analysis
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Clinical Research
up arrow 13%
Stem Cell
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%