Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Research Scientists come in at around $77K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Research Scientists spread between $48K and $117K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Mid-Career Research Scientists (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,646 - $112,483
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,661
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90%

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$17.49 - $46.79
(Median)
$17
$25
$47
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
$48,646 - $112,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,683  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $9,123  
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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$48,197 - $117,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,976
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $46.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.50  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,683  
   
Profit Sharing
$965 - $9,123  
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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$48,197 - $117,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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With a reported median salary of only $53K, University of Washington (UW) easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Research Scientists, 48 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), Cambridge (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Durham and Atlanta (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 33%

Data Modeling
up arrow 24%

Engineering Design
up arrow 16%

Material Science
up arrow 15%

Matlab
up arrow 13%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 7%


Clinical Research
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%


Neuroscience
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 334 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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