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Research Scientist Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The average Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pa. earns approximately $69K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa. making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Most Research Scientists in Philadelphia like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,671 - $105,351
MEDIAN: $68,832

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$36,671 - $114,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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.

Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa. with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $57K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $72K. On average, Philadelphia Research Scientists make $87K following one to two decades on the job. Research Scientists in Philadelphia, Pa. who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $143K.

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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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Data Analysis
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National Average

Product Development
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Research Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%