An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $81,559 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Software Development, and Material Science.

$51,741 - $120,409
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MEDIAN: $81,559
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$23.87 - $61.28
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,741 - $120,409  
   
Bonus
$1,989 - $15,295  
Profit Sharing
$1,441 - $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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$52,024 - $124,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 846
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.87 - $61.28  
   
Overtime
$25.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,989 - $15,295  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,441 - $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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$52,024 - $124,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
10-19 years
91%
20 years or more
9%
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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 27%

Software Development
up arrow 15%

Material Science
up arrow 11%

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Stem Cell
up arrow 5%



Product Development
0%

National Average
$82,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%


Clinical Research
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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