Experienced Research Scientist Salary

An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $82,050 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Software Development, Data Modeling, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.

$51,975 - $119,877
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,050
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$20.22 - $48.64
(Median)
$20
$31
$49
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,975 - $119,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,463 - $19,392  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$51,912 - $124,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.22 - $48.64  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $69.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,200  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,463 - $19,392  
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).
)
$51,912 - $124,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 35%

Data Modeling
up arrow 28%

Engineering Design
up arrow 23%

Material Science
up arrow 21%

Matlab
up arrow 17%

Neuroscience
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
0%

Product Development
0%

National Average
$83,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Biotechnology
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Clinical Research
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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