Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Scientific Researchers lies in the neighborhood of $58K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Entry-Level Scientific Researchers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,651 - $114,327
(Median)
$31K
$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,225
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$12.26 - $40.09
(Median)
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,651 - $114,327  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,204  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $9,916  
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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$29,619 - $112,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $40.09  
   
Overtime
$11.87 - $48.94  
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 - $14,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $9,916  
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).
)
$29,619 - $112,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Data Analysis
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National Average
$57,000

Research Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 12%
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