Research Scientist in Seattle Salary

Median pay for Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. lies in the neighborhood of $92K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Male Seattle Research Scientists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Research Scientists in Seattle report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,661 - $131,666
$49K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,183
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$20.49 - $67.50
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MEDIAN: $27.12
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$48,661 - $131,666  
   
Bonus
$7,397 - $31,053  
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$47,746 - $146,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Hourly Rate
$27.12  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$7,397 - $31,053  
   
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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$47,746 - $146,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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Earnings fall especially short at University of Washington (UW), where the median salary of $55K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a negative trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 21 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲20%

National Average
$94,000

▼1%

▼4%

Late-Career
▼16%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▲40%

▲27%

▲21%

Engineering Design
▲15%

Software Development
▲12%



National Average
$94,000

Neuroscience
▼4%

Stem Cell
▼5%



Clinical Research
▼25%

▼31%

Microsoft Office
▼39%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 4%