Researcher, Scientific Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific is $70,923 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Researcher, Scientific Total Pay (?
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$35,480 - $135,155
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MEDIAN: $70,923
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Researcher, Scientific Total Pay (?
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$11.74 - $40.83
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,480 - $135,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,301  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $17,879  
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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$32,409 - $141,152  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $40.83  
   
Overtime
$11.87 - $78.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,301  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $17,879  
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).
)
$32,409 - $141,152  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 652
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Job Description for Researcher, Scientific

The work of a scientific researcher can vary widely, depending on the area in which he or she is acting, but his or her main duties are to do research on a given topic in his or her chosen field. Quite often, once a scientific researcher's research is done, his or her findings may be published in journals, online, or even in full book form.
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Researcher, Scientific Tasks
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.

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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
up arrow 83%
New York
up arrow 42%
Washington
up arrow 30%
San Francisco
up arrow 29%
Boston
up arrow 13%
Seattle
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 7%
National Average
$69,000
Los Angeles
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Chicago
up arrow 7%
Cincinnati
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San Diego
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Portland
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Experience Affects Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 103%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%
Research Analysis
0%
National Average
$69,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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