A Research Scientist with Software Development skills earns an average salary of $96,058 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$58,864 - $141,250
(Median)
$59K
$96K
$140K
MEDIAN: $96,057
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Salary
$58,864 - $141,250  
   
Bonus
$1,532 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$7,122  
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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$59,013 - $151,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$99,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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