Research Scientist in Seattle Salary

For Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash., annual average wages total $74K per year. The company and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Research Scientists in Seattle. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,788 - $120,269
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MEDIAN: $73,565
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$10.07 - $69.53
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$39,788 - $120,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,330  
Profit Sharing
$27,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,437 - $128,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $69.53  
   
Overtime
$30.18  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,330  
   
Profit Sharing
$27,000  
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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$39,437 - $128,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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With a reported median salary of only $54K, University of Washington (UW) easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $74K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $79K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%



National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 64%

Matlab
up arrow 61%

Data Modeling
up arrow 53%


Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 10%


National Average
$73,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Product Development
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 22%

Clinical Research
up arrow 23%


Molecular Biology
up arrow 26%

Stem Cell
up arrow 30%

Neuroscience
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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