Philadelphia Research Scientists can expect wages of $73K annually on average. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa. report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Research Scientists in Philadelphia (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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$2,769 - $15,591  
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$39,353 - $111,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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$39,353 - $111,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,567,442
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $68K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $91K. Philadelphia Research Scientists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $112K on average.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%


National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 35%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

National Average
$72,000

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Molecular Biology
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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