Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) is $95,679 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Image Processing and Statistical Analysis.
Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Total Pay (?
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$61,979 - $133,897
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MEDIAN: $95,678
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Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Total Pay (?
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$18.78 - $82.28
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,979 - $133,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,559  
Profit Sharing
$1,945 - $11,514  
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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$62,741 - $142,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$18.78 - $82.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $290.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,559  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,945 - $11,514  
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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$62,741 - $142,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,586
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Job Description for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Senior research scientists lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes. They stay on the cutting age of modern science, assessing new technologies and their future applications. They propose, plan, and manage research projects. Many positions are based out of university research departments or laboratories, but other positions can be with technology companies or government-run agencies.
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Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Tasks
  • Assess new technologies and future applications of technologies.
  • Propose, plan, and manage research projects, report preparation, and presentation of findings.
  • Lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes.
  • Participate in research formulating and writing with other staff.

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Experience Affects Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

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$99,000

Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Image Processing
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Project Management
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Research Analysis
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Material Science
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Proposal Writing
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Data Analysis
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$99,000
Product Development
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toxicology
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Chemistry
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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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