Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $91,160 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$59,471 - $134,653
$59K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $89,062
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Salary $59,471 - $134,653
Bonus $800
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$59,565 - $133,969
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 16 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲30%

▲4%

National Average
$89,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
▲12%

Engineering Design
▲8%

Matlab
▲7%

Biotechnology
▲6%

Data Analysis
▲2%


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$89,000

Technical Writing
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%
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