Researcher, Scientific Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific is $69,104 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Data Mining / Data Warehouse, Statistical Analysis, and Project Management. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Researcher, Scientific Total Pay (?
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$34,451 - $132,277
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Researcher, Scientific Total Pay (?
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$11.23 - $41.04
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,451 - $132,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,323  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $18,000  
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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$31,779 - $139,144  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 695
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $41.04  
   
Overtime
$11.78 - $80.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,323  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $18,000  
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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$31,779 - $139,144  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 695
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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San Francisco
up arrow 33%
Washington
up arrow 32%
New York
up arrow 31%
Baltimore
up arrow 22%
Boston
up arrow 15%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
Houston
up arrow 10%
National Average
$67,000
Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Cincinnati
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Experience Affects Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 102%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 89%
Statistical Analysis
up arrow 39%
Project Management
up arrow 16%
National Average
$67,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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