Experienced Research Scientist Salary (United States)

An Experienced Research Scientist earns an average salary of $80,899 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Data Modeling, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.
Experienced Research Scientist Salary (?
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$51,393 - $116,372
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MEDIAN: $80,899
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Experienced Research Scientist Salary (?
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$20.03 - $49.49
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,393 - $116,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $8,170  
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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$51,216 - $121,127  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,097
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.03 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$28.10 - $47.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $8,170  
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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$51,216 - $121,127  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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Cambridge
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Princeton
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$83,000
Raleigh
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New York
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Boulder
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Minneapolis
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Pittsburgh
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Skills That Affect Experienced Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 36%
Engineering Design
up arrow 33%
Material Science
up arrow 23%
Matlab
up arrow 14%
Product Development
up arrow 9%
Technical Writing
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Research Analysis
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$83,000
Neuroscience
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Stem Cell
up arrow 14%
Clinical Research
up arrow 18%

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Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
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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