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Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists lies in the neighborhood of $86K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $60K and $118K. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$60,343 - $112,846
MEDIAN: $86,302

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$60,343 - $112,846  
$0.00 - $11,870  
Profit Sharing
$1,782 - $6,904  
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).
$60,186 - $118,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463

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Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in Fairfield:
"Consider your life goals."
Go after secure opportunities, keep in touch with associates and help them move forward.

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in Albany:
"What Really Counts."
Focus on research findings to get grant funding - that is all that really matters!

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in Lexington:
"Engineers Are More Desired Than Chemists."
Be an engineer. Even bachelors in engineering is desired more than a PhD in chemistry. If you want to move up higher, leave science and move into business.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

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Product Development
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Material Science
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Research Analysis

Proposal Writing

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Project Management
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Statistical Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.


28 %
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%