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Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary (United States)

The average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher can expect to rake in roughly $59K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Scientific Researchers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of Entry-Level Scientific Researchers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary (?
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$30,637 - $114,418
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,900
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Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary (?
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$12.36 - $40.04
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,637 - $114,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,062  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $9,721  
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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$29,499 - $112,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $40.04  
   
Overtime
$11.78 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $9,721  
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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$29,499 - $112,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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San Diego
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National Average
$58,000
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For Entry-Level Scientific Researchers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Scientific Researchers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent) and Seattle (+9 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salaries

National Average
$58,000
Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%