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Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists is around $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 company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Mid-Career Research Scientists are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,433 - $112,275
(Median)
$48K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,674
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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
$48,433 - $112,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,788  
Profit Sharing
$799 - $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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$47,883 - $116,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,934
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $46.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.48  
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 - $12,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$799 - $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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$47,883 - $116,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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With a median employee salary of $53K, University of Washington (UW) pays significantly less than its competitors (less than half of the top paying company's rate).

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Research Scientists, 51 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Cambridge (+16 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Seattle. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Durham (13 percent less) and Atlanta (11 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 34%

Data Modeling
up arrow 24%

Material Science
up arrow 15%

Matlab
up arrow 15%

Engineering Design
up arrow 11%

National Average
$78,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Technical Writing
up arrow 6%


Clinical Research
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%


Neuroscience
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 361 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

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