Research Scientist in Seattle Salary

Research Scientists in Seattle, Wash. take home an average $74K per year. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Seattle Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,788 - $120,269
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$40K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,565
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$10.07 - $69.53
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$70
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
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
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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Earnings fall especially short at University of Washington (UW), where the median salary of $54K is the lowest in the field, 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's salary is approximately $74K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $73K on average. Research Scientists in Seattle see a median salary of $69K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $79K on average.

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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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