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Experienced Research Scientist Salary

An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $81,733 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Software Development, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.

$52,008 - $118,107
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,733
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$19.99 - $49.66
(Median)
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$30
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,008 - $118,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,837  
Profit Sharing
$1,174 - $7,946  
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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$51,857 - $122,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.99 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $69.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,837  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,174 - $7,946  
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).
)
$51,857 - $122,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Skills That Affect Experienced Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 31%

Software Development
up arrow 28%

Engineering Design
up arrow 23%

Material Science
up arrow 21%

Matlab
up arrow 14%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

Product Development
0%

National Average
$84,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Neuroscience
up arrow 1%

Biotechnology
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%


Clinical Research
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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