Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Median pay for Philadelphia Research Scientists lies in the neighborhood of $70K per year. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Research Scientists in Philadelphia enjoy their work and 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. Male Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa. who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,386 - $100,929
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$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,290
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$21.00 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $29.89
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Bonus
$2,653 - $13,000  
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$39,370 - $101,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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$29.89  
   
Overtime
$28.63  
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$2,653 - $13,000  
   
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$39,370 - $101,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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
6.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 18 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲60%

▲27%

National Average
$70,000

▼2%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
▲40%

Project Management
▲18%

Product Development
▲2%

National Average
$70,000




Molecular Biology
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼44%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%
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