The average salary for a Researcher, Scientific is $65,036 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, Project Management, and Data Analysis. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Researcher, Scientific Total Pay (?
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$33,793 - $125,284
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Researcher, Scientific Total Pay (?
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$10.32 - $41.06
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,793 - $125,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,511  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $17,311  
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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$30,907 - $131,153  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 783
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $41.06  
   
Overtime
$11.78 - $80.81  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,511  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $17,311  
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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$30,907 - $131,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 783
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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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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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San Francisco
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Baltimore
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Washington
up arrow 28%
Seattle
up arrow 19%
New York
up arrow 11%
Boston
up arrow 9%
Los Angeles
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National Average
$64,000
Cincinnati
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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Houston
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Experience Affects Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 104%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Data Mining / Data Warehouse
up arrow 99%
Statistical Analysis
up arrow 46%
Project Management
up arrow 20%
National Average
$64,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 16%
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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
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 10%
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