Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

The average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher can expect to rake in roughly $59K annually. Men working as Entry-Level Scientific Researchers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,122 - $115,060
(Median)
$30K
$59K
$120K
MEDIAN: $58,718
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$11.33 - $40.04
(Median)
$11
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$30,122 - $115,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,590  
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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$28,791 - $112,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $40.04  
   
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 - $14,590  
   
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).
)
$28,791 - $112,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%