Research Scientist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

The average salary for a Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia is $87,223 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary (?
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$50,941 - $120,424
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $87,222
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National Salary Data

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$50,941 - $120,424  
   
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$0.00 - $9,500  
Total Pay (?
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$50,941 - $120,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$87,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 9%
Data Analysis
up arrow 8%
Research Analysis
up arrow 6%
National Average
$87,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 3%