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Research Scientist Salary in Seattle

Pay for Research Scientists in Seattle sits in the ballpark of $63K per year. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$37,834 - $107,869
MEDIAN: $63,197

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$37,834 - $107,869  
$0.00 - $20,203  
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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).
$37,215 - $117,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 216
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Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington

Known for its small paychecks, University of Washington (UW) actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $54K — less than half of the top paying employer'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.

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $67K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $64K. For Seattle Research Scientists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $74K on average.

Experience Affects Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Technical Writing
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National Average

Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Molecular Biology
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Stem Cell
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.


47 %
53 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%