Scientist Average Salary

Scientist Total Pay (?
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$42,715 - $116,707
(Median)
43K
79K
120K
MEDIAN: $78,699
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Scientist is most closely related to Research Scientist

A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because ...
Average Salary (?
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(Median)
$45K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,966
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50%
90%
Popular Employers
Research Scientist - University of Washington (UW) , salaries: $36,949 - $80,093
Research Scientist - Amazon.com Inc , salaries: $100,628 - $137,550
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(Median)
$49K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,067
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Research Scientist, Biotechnology - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. , salaries: $49,460 - $89,867
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(Median)
$44K
$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,320
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Staff Scientist - Genzyme Corporation , salaries: $92,571
Staff Scientist - National Institutes of Health (NIH) , salaries: $93,263
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(Median)
$43K
$68K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,427
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Product Development Scientist - Patheon, Inc. , salaries: $55,000
Product Development Scientist - Kellogg Co , salaries: $65,200
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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)
$66K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,362
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90%
Popular Employers
Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) - GlaxoSmithKline , salaries: $68,455 - $99,329
Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) - Merck & Co., Inc. , salaries: $105,991
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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)
$69K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,211
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