Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

The average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher can expect to rake in roughly $53K per year. Women Entry-Level Scientific Researchers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Scientific Researchers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,328 - $101,296
$29K
$53K
$100K
MEDIAN: $53,454
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$10.00 - $38.00
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MEDIAN: $16.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,328 - $101,296  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $15,383  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,158 - $99,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $38.00  
   
Overtime
$32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,019 - $15,383  
   
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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$27,158 - $99,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,979

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Entry-Level Scientific Researchers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 81 percent. Entry-Level Scientific Researchers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+44 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Scientific Researchers in Minneapolis earning a whopping 33 percent below the national average. New York and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Researcher, Scientific

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 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 20 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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