Research Scientist Salary in Seattle

Earnings for Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. come in at around $67K per year on average. The specific employer and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Seattle Research Scientists making up 52 percent of survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,777 - $117,385
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$39K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $67,333
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$38,198 - $121,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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With a median employee salary of $54K, University of Washington (UW) pays significantly less than its competitors (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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $69K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $66K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Seattle Research Scientists make a median salary of $68K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $74K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%



National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 74%

Data Modeling
up arrow 62%



National Average
$68,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Product Development
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%


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 71 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
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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