Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

An average Mid-Career Research Scientist can expect to take home roughly $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Research Scientists approaches anywhere from $50K on the lower end to $122K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $17K from bonuses and upwards of $20K from profit sharing. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Research Scientists who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,825 - $118,243
$50K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,313
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$20.08 - $48.56
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MEDIAN: $29.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,825 - $118,243  
   
Bonus
$1,161 - $16,556  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $19,727  
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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$49,837 - $121,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,467
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.08 - $48.56  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $68.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,161 - $16,556  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $19,727  
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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$49,837 - $121,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Mid-Career Research Scientists, Merck & Co., Inc., Amazon.com Inc, Monsanto Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company are leading firms in the industry. For Mid-Career Research Scientists, comfortable salaries can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.; in fact, median earnings sit around $139K, the highest in the area. Amazon.com Inc, Amgen Corporation, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Mid-Career Research Scientists earning around $116K, $115K, or $97K at each firm, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Merck & Co., Inc. ($80K), Battelle-Pacific Northwest National ($91K), and Monsanto Company ($92K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,797

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Research Scientists that is 55 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in South San Francisco (+35 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Boulder and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
▲26%

Engineering Design
▲24%

Matlab
▲21%

Data Modeling
▲20%

Chemical Process Engineering
▲18%

Material Science
▲11%

Research Analysis
▼0%

Data Analysis
▼0%

Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$79,000




Clinical Research
▼12%

Microsoft Office
▼15%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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