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Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

The average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher can expect to rake in roughly $59K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Scientific Researchers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Entry-Level Scientific Researchers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$30,637 - $114,418
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MEDIAN: $58,900
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$12.36 - $40.04
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,637 - $114,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,062  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $9,721  
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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$29,499 - $112,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $40.04  
   
Overtime
$11.78 - $49.32  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $9,721  
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).
)
$29,499 - $112,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%