Research Scientist Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The average Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pa. can expect to rake in roughly $72K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Research Scientists in Philadelphia (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,158 - $107,336

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$37,260 - $116,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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., more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $89K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $112K on average.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salaries

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National Average

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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.


46 %
54 %

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%