Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

The average Research Scientist in Philadelphia earns approximately $72K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Research Scientists in Philadelphia claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Philadelphia Research Scientists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,353 - $103,519
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$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,199
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MEDIAN: $29.89
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$2,663 - $15,659  
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$38,663 - $103,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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$29.89  
   
Overtime
$28.63  
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$2,663 - $15,659  
   
Total Pay (?
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$38,663 - $103,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $68K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $89K. Philadelphia Research Scientists see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $112K.

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
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

▲25%

National Average
$71,000

▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
▲37%

Project Management
▲15%

Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$71,000




Molecular Biology
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼45%

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
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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