Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mid-Career Research Scientist is $74,682 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, Data Modeling, Material Science, Engineering Design, and Matlab.
Mid-Career Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$47,151 - $108,835
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $74,681
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Mid-Career Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$15.10 - $46.66
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,151 - $108,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,128  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $7,844  
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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$46,499 - $114,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,799
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $46.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $7,844  
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).
)
$46,499 - $114,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,799
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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San Francisco
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Houston
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Princeton
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San Diego
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Washington
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
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National Average
$76,000
Boston
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 40%
Data Modeling
up arrow 29%
Material Science
up arrow 22%
Engineering Design
up arrow 18%
Matlab
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 9%
Product Development
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
SAS
up arrow 2%
Research Analysis
0%
Technical Writing
0%
National Average
$76,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 18%
Clinical Research
up arrow 19%

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 5%
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