Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary
The average Mid-Career Research Scientist earns approximately $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Research Scientists bottoms out near $49K and approaches $122K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. The specific employer 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. Most Mid-Career Research Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Mid-Career Research Scientists are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Mid-Career Research Scientists include Merck & Co., Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Monsanto Company, Amazon.com Inc, and University of Washington (UW). Mid-Career Research Scientists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where the average salary comes to $141K. Also paying near the top of the field are Amgen Corporation at $120K, Amazon.com Inc at $112K, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where Mid-Career Research Scientists annually earn $109K.
Merck & Co., Inc., Battelle-Pacific Northwest National, and Monsanto Company also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $80K, $92K, and $92K.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Mid-Career Research Scientists that is 52 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+35 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Princeton (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (18 percent lower) and Boulder (7 percent lower).