Research Scientist in Seattle Salary

Seattle Research Scientists take home an average $86K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Research Scientists in Seattle (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,461 - $130,793
$48K
$86K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,238
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$20.49 - $67.50
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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$0$144K
Salary $48,461 - $130,793
Bonus $4,932 - $29,799
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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$47,437 - $144,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $28.00
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$144K
Bonus $4,932 - $29,799
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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$47,437 - $144,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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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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With a reported median salary of only $55K, University of Washington (UW) easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a negative trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 21 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲28%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$88,000

Late-Career
▼10%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
▲50%

▲35%

▲29%

Engineering Design
▲23%

Software Development
▲20%


▲10%

Neuroscience
▲3%

Stem Cell
▲2%

National Average
$88,000



Clinical Research
▼19%

▼26%

Microsoft Office
▼35%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 5%
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