A Research Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts earns an average salary of $81,239 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, Engineering Design, Matlab, Data Modeling, and Neuroscience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

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Salary
$54,254 - $111,295  
   
Bonus
$1,952 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$15,300  
Total Pay (?
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$52,948 - $118,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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$29.00  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,952 - $15,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,300  
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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$52,948 - $118,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%



National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 43%

Engineering Design
up arrow 41%

Matlab
up arrow 39%

Data Modeling
up arrow 20%

Neuroscience
up arrow 16%


Product Development
up arrow 3%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Clinical Research
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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