Researcher, Scientific Salary

The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific is $69,879 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$34,448 - $128,957
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$34K
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MEDIAN: $69,879
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$12.90 - $40.46
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,448 - $128,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
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$31,859 - $132,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 667
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Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $40.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$11.37 - $51.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,137  
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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$31,859 - $132,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Researcher, Scientific

Most of the time, scientific researchers work in scientific laboratories. They may work for universities, private organizations such as pharmaceutical companies, or government agencies. They may be involved in interviewing volunteers who want to be involved in their project as human subjects. They help screen candidates. They recruit and enroll eligible human subjects.

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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 by Experience Level for Researcher, Scientific

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,710

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Experience Affects Researcher, Scientific Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 16%


National Average
$67,000

Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Biotechnology
up arrow 28%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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