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Late-Career Research Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Late-Career Research Scientist is $92,922 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Composite Materials, Engineering Design, and Material Science.
Late-Career Research Scientist Salary (?
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$62,303 - $133,269
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MEDIAN: $92,922
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Late-Career Research Scientist Salary (?
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$23.29 - $59.60
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$62,303 - $133,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,678  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,753 - $136,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.29 - $59.60  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,678  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,753 - $136,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Research Scientist Salaries

Composite Materials
up arrow 35%
Engineering Design
up arrow 18%
Material Science
up arrow 13%
Product Development
up arrow 8%
Technical Writing
up arrow 5%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$96,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Research Analysis
up arrow 2%
Biotechnology
up arrow 5%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 6%
Clinical Research
up arrow 16%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%