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Research Scientist Salary in Seattle

The average Research Scientist in Seattle can expect to rake in roughly $66K per year. The particular firm and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Research Scientists in Seattle. Men working as Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,194 - $112,962
MEDIAN: $65,528

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$38,194 - $112,962  
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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).
$37,298 - $119,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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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.

For Seattle Research Scientists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $65K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $65K. Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $74K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

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Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Data Modeling
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Project Management

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Technical Writing
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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 74 votes.


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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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%