Research Scientist Salary in Seattle

Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. pull down an average of $68K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Research Scientists in Seattle is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Seattle Research Scientists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,103 - $117,918

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$38,523 - $122,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington

The lowest pay by far can be found at University of Washington (UW) — this employer offers a median salary of $54K, less than half of the top paying company'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.

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $70K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $67K. Research Scientists in Seattle who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $77K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Software Development
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Data Modeling
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National Average

Project Management
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Product Development
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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Office
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Clinical Research
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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 69 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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%