Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Pay for Philadelphia Research Scientists sits in the ballpark of $73K annually. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Research Scientists in Philadelphia (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,803 - $104,269
MEDIAN: $72,799

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$38,041 - $114,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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

Philadelphia Research Scientists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $89K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $112K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
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Project Management
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Product Development
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National Average

Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


44 %
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%