Research Scientist Salary in Seattle

Median pay for Seattle Research Scientists lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Research Scientists in Seattle who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,012 - $117,506
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $67,371
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$38,416 - $121,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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The lowest pay by far can be found at University of Washington (UW) — this employer offers a median salary of $54K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $70K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $66K. Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $77K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%



National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 62%

Data Modeling
up arrow 50%



National Average
$68,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Product Development
up arrow 9%

Technical Writing
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Molecular Biology
up arrow 24%

Stem Cell
up arrow 24%

Neuroscience
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%
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