Researcher, Scientific Salary

The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific is $60,335 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Project Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$32,438 - $117,068
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MEDIAN: $60,335
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$10.09 - $38.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,438 - $117,068  
   
Bonus
$1,036 - $20,671  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,119 - $114,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 413
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $38.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,036 - $20,671  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
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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$30,119 - $114,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Researcher, Scientific

Most of the time, scientific researchers work in scientific laboratories. They may work for universities, private organizations such as pharmaceutical companies, or government agencies. They may be involved in interviewing volunteers who want to be involved in their project as human subjects. They help screen candidates. They recruit and enroll eligible human subjects.

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Researcher, Scientific Tasks

  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.

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Pay by Experience Level for Researcher, Scientific

Pay by Experience for a Researcher, Scientific has a positive trend. An entry-level Researcher, Scientific with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 289 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Researcher, Scientific with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Researcher, Scientific which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 93 salaries. A Researcher, Scientific with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,330

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Key Stats for Researcher, Scientific

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Researcher, Scientific Salaries

▲59%

▲40%

▲4%

National Average
$58,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
▲33%




National Average
$58,000

Technical Writing
▼6%


Biotechnology
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%