Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Pay for Philadelphia Research Scientists sits in the ballpark of $73K annually. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Research Scientists in Philadelphia (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,803 - $104,269
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$38K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,799
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$38,041 - $114,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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


Philadelphia Research Scientists who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $89K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $112K.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 21%


National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 32%

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Product Development
up arrow 11%

National Average
$74,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Research Analysis
up arrow 13%


Molecular Biology
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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