Experienced Research Scientist Salary (United States)

An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $80,678 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.
Experienced Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$51,188 - $115,926
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $80,678
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Experienced Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$20.20 - $49.83
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,188 - $115,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,692  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $8,204  
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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$51,140 - $121,140  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.20 - $49.83  
   
Overtime
$24.42 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,692  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $8,204  
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).
)
$51,140 - $121,140  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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Cambridge
up arrow 11%
Princeton
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National Average
$83,000
Philadelphia
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Raleigh
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Chicago
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New York
up arrow 6%
Boulder
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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Skills That Affect Experienced Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 35%
Engineering Design
up arrow 31%
Material Science
up arrow 23%
Matlab
up arrow 14%
Product Development
up arrow 10%
Technical Writing
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$83,000
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
Neuroscience
up arrow 5%
Clinical Research
up arrow 15%
Stem Cell
up arrow 19%

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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