Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Research Scientists come in at around $77K per year on average. In the world of Mid-Career Research Scientists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $117K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Mid-Career Research Scientists (64 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,596 - $112,433
(Median)
$49K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,713
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90%

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$17.45 - $46.90
(Median)
$17
$25
$47
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,596 - $112,433  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,263  
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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$48,136 - $117,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,965
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $46.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,263  
   
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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$48,136 - $117,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Known for its small paychecks, University of Washington (UW) actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $53K — less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Research Scientists, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Cambridge (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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 25%

Material Science
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
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Product Development
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Project Management
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Technical Writing
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Clinical Research
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
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Neuroscience
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 340 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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