Research Scientist in Seattle Salary

Pay for Research Scientists in Seattle sits in the ballpark of $92K per year. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. survey respondents are men (71 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Seattle Research Scientists. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,179 - $134,189
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$92K
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MEDIAN: $91,994
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MEDIAN: $26.02
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$48,179 - $134,189  
   
Bonus
$7,340 - $31,250  
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$47,054 - $147,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Hourly Rate
$26.02  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
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Bonus
$7,340 - $31,250  
   
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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$47,054 - $147,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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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The smallest paychecks in the field are found at University of Washington (UW), where the median salary is a mere $56K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $86K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $93K on average. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $109K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $79K.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲22%

▲4%

National Average
$89,000

▼3%

Late-Career
▼12%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
▲38%

Data Modeling
▲31%

Matlab
▲31%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▲26%

Engineering Design
▲20%

Neuroscience
▲12%


Stem Cell
▼0%

National Average
$89,000


Project Management
▼4%

Technical Writing
▼16%

▼29%

Microsoft Office
▼36%

Clinical Research
▼36%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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