A Researcher, Scientific earns an average salary of $59,721 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Project Management. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

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$10.12 - $37.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,725 - $116,489  
   
Bonus
$1,156 - $20,398  
Profit Sharing
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,140 - $113,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $37.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,156 - $20,398  
   
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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$30,140 - $113,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,817

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Key Stats for Researcher, Scientific

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Researcher, Scientific Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
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National Average
$58,000

Technical Writing
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Biotechnology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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