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Scientist Total Pay (?
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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$42,715 - $116,707
(Median)
43K
59K
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97K
120K
MEDIAN: $78,699
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Scientist is most closely related to Research Scientist

Research scientists are highly educated individuals with logical, independent minds that can study and investigate the world around us to increase the breadth of human knowledge. Their realm of work is in understanding the world, making new discoveries and developing new products based on these breakthroughs. ...
Average Salary (?
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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(Median)
45K
58K
76K
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120K
MEDIAN: $76,013
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Popular Employers
Research Scientist - University of Washington (UW) , salaries: $36,483 - $81,721
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MEDIAN: $100,380
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MEDIAN: $99,763
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