An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $81,661 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Software Development, Material Science, and Chemical Process Engineering.

$51,802 - $120,615
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,660
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$19.40 - $58.72
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$19
$35
$59
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,802 - $120,615  
   
Bonus
$2,033 - $15,063  
Profit Sharing
$1,449 - $20,608  
Total Pay (?
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$52,022 - $125,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 852
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $58.72  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $62.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,033 - $15,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,449 - $20,608  
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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$52,022 - $125,323  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 25%

Software Development
up arrow 22%

Material Science
up arrow 15%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Stem Cell
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$83,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 5%


Clinical Research
up arrow 14%

Neuroscience
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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