A Research Scientist with Engineering Design skills earns an average salary of $93,350 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$55,703 - $130,412
(Median)
$56K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,349
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Salary
$55,703 - $130,412  
   
Bonus
$3,908 - $17,309  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,141 - $137,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$94,000


Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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