Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

Entry-Level Scientific Researchers can expect to earn an average of $53K annually. For the most part, Entry-Level Scientific Researchers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,408 - $101,209
$29K
$53K
$100K
MEDIAN: $52,680
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$10.08 - $37.10
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MEDIAN: $18.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,408 - $101,209  
   
Bonus
$995 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,620 - $99,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $37.10  
   
Overtime
$32.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$995 - $14,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
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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$27,620 - $99,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,986

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Scientific Researchers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 81 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Scientific Researchers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+44 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Scientific Researcher's salary, with Minneapolis Entry-Level Scientific Researchers earning salaries that are 33 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York (8 percent lower) and Cincinnati (5 percent lower).

Key Stats for Researcher, Scientific

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Project Management
▲15%


National Average
$51,000

Data Analysis
▼8%

Molecular Biology
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 19%
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