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Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists sits in the ballpark of $76K per year. With some bonuses approaching $13K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Research Scientists spread between $47K and $115K depending on individual performance. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Research Scientists is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Mid-Career Research Scientists are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$47,574 - $110,473
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MEDIAN: $75,811
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$15.25 - $46.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,574 - $110,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,800  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $9,696  
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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$46,712 - $115,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,818
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $46.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $9,696  
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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$46,712 - $115,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Research Scientist


University of Washington (UW) lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($52K).

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 63 percent, Mid-Career Research Scientists in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in South San Francisco (+39 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and Cambridge (+17 percent). In Seattle, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Philadelphia (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 34%

Data Modeling
up arrow 30%

Material Science
up arrow 17%

Engineering Design
up arrow 16%

Matlab
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
0%

National Average
$77,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Clinical Research
up arrow 13%


Neuroscience
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 389 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 5%