Earnings for Seattle Research Scientists come in at around $92K per year on average. The specific employer and years of experience 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. Male Research Scientists in Seattle are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,301 - $131,666
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$48K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,120
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,301 - $131,666  
   
Bonus
$7,500 - $30,988  
Total Pay (?
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$46,839 - $146,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Hourly Rate
$26.02  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$7,500 - $30,988  
   
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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$46,839 - $146,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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With a median employee salary of $58K, 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

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $90K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $97K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $106K. For some reason, Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $79K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries



National Average
$92,000


Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 34%

Matlab
up arrow 29%

Data Modeling
up arrow 26%

Engineering Design
up arrow 17%

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 15%

Neuroscience
up arrow 14%

National Average
$92,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Stem Cell
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%


Clinical Research
up arrow 37%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 38%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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