For Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills, yearly average wages total $65K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$44,953 - $104,502
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$45K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,256
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$17.26 - $39.25
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$17
$23
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,953 - $104,502  
   
Bonus
$1,357 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$43,448 - $105,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.26 - $39.25  
   
Overtime
$53.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,357 - $14,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$43,448 - $105,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $59K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $68K. Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $86K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$65,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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