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Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mid-Career Research Scientist is $74,942 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Software Development, Data Modeling, Engineering Design, Material Science, and Matlab.
Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary (?
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$46,912 - $109,233
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MEDIAN: $74,942
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Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary (?
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$15.06 - $46.88
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,912 - $109,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,629  
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $9,744  
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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$46,192 - $114,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,769
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $46.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,629  
   
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $9,744  
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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$46,192 - $114,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Houston
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$76,000
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 38%
Data Modeling
up arrow 28%
Engineering Design
up arrow 23%
Material Science
up arrow 17%
Matlab
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Research Analysis
0%
Product Development
0%
National Average
$76,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 18%
Clinical Research
up arrow 18%
Neuroscience
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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