For Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills, annual average wages total $65K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Most Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,088 - $105,363
$45K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,013
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$17.37 - $39.14
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$39
MEDIAN: $23.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,088 - $105,363  
   
Bonus
$970 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$43,781 - $105,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.37 - $39.14  
   
Overtime
$5.11 - $66.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $15,456  
   
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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$43,781 - $105,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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


For Research Scientists with Clinical Research skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $60K 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Research Scientist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $86K on average.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$65,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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