A Research Scientist in Atlanta, Georgia earns an average salary of $73,422 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Biotechnology is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$40,552 - $97,026
(Median)
$41K
$73K
$97K
MEDIAN: $73,421
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$2,936 - $19,866  
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$40,510 - $102,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
431,415
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%


National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 10%

Material Science
up arrow 10%

Research Analysis
up arrow 9%

Product Development
up arrow 9%

Clinical Research
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Software Development
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$73,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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