A Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) earns an average salary of $94,901 per year.
Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Total Pay (?
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$61,390 - $132,363
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MEDIAN: $94,901
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Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Total Pay (?
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$18.49 - $89.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,390 - $132,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,976 - $11,694  
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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$62,272 - $141,455  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$18.49 - $89.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $496.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,976 - $11,694  
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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$62,272 - $141,455  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
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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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San Jose
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Atlanta
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Cincinnati
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San Francisco
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$98,000
New York
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Houston
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Experience Affects Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

National Average
$98,000

Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Matlab
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Material Science
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Research Analysis
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Product Development
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National Average
$98,000
Data Analysis
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Proposal Writing
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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