Research Scientist Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa. take home an average $73K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Philadelphia Research Scientists report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Research Scientists in Philadelphia are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,260 - $109,907
MEDIAN: $72,691

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$37,362 - $117,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

For many Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa., experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $58K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $76K. On average, Philadelphia Research Scientists make $90K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $141K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries

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Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries

Project Management
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Product Development
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Data Analysis
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National Average

Research Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


45 %
55 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%