The average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher earns approximately $52K annually. Most Entry-Level Scientific Researchers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,494 - $100,423
$29K
$52K
$100K
MEDIAN: $52,339
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$10.00 - $34.00
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MEDIAN: $16.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,494 - $100,423  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,731 - $99,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $34.00  
   
Overtime
$32.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,016 - $15,456  
   
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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$27,731 - $99,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Key Stats for Researcher, Scientific

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$51,000

Data Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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