A Research Scientist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $92,714 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$59,733 - $135,675
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$60K
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$140K
MEDIAN: $92,713
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$59,956 - $135,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$94,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Data Modeling
up arrow 7%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

National Average
$94,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Biotechnology
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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