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Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists sits in the ballpark of $77K annually. Total incomes of Mid-Career Research Scientists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $13K from bonuses and close to $9K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $117K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Mid-Career Research Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Research Scientists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,267 - $112,055
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,701
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90%

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$15.55 - $46.49
(Median)
$16
$24
$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,267 - $112,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,851  
Profit Sharing
$810 - $9,000  
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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$47,650 - $116,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,922
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $46.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$810 - $9,000  
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).
)
$47,650 - $116,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Considering that the median salary at University of Washington (UW) is a shallow $53K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Research Scientists will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 53 percent. Mid-Career Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Cambridge (+15 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. St. Louis and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 34%

Data Modeling
up arrow 24%

Engineering Design
up arrow 21%

Matlab
up arrow 17%

Material Science
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%


Clinical Research
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%


Neuroscience
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%