Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists lies in the neighborhood of $77K annually. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Research Scientists runs from $48K to $117K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more male Mid-Career Research Scientists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,708 - $112,456

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$17.59 - $46.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,708 - $112,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,946  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $9,899  
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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$48,274 - $117,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,994
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.59 - $46.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,946  
   
Profit Sharing
$965 - $9,899  
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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$48,274 - $117,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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University of Washington (UW) pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $53K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Cambridge (+18 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). In Seattle, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Chicago (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 33%

Data Modeling
up arrow 25%

Engineering Design
up arrow 17%

Material Science
up arrow 15%

Matlab
up arrow 13%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%


Clinical Research
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%


Neuroscience
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 325 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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