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Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

An average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher can expect to take home roughly $58K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Scientific Researchers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. For the most part, Entry-Level Scientific Researchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,123 - $110,761
(Median)
$30K
$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $57,877
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$12.26 - $40.09
(Median)
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,123 - $110,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,074  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $9,916  
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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$29,125 - $109,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $40.09  
   
Overtime
$11.87 - $48.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $9,916  
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).
)
$29,125 - $109,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 12%
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