Research Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

The average pay for a Research Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts is $78,610 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Software Development, Data Modeling, Neuroscience, and Matlab. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$50,090 - $110,303
MEDIAN: $78,610

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$49,649 - $116,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Engineering Design
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Software Development
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Data Modeling
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Research Analysis
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National Average

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Data Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Product Development
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Project Management
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Clinical Research
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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


37 %
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 9%