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Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Average Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists make around $84K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $11K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists can bottom out near $56K or peak near $117K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$56,071 - $110,907
MEDIAN: $84,477

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$56,071 - $110,907  
$0.00 - $11,473  
Profit Sharing
$1,769 - $7,000  
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).
$55,573 - $116,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 457
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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.

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

Proposal Writing
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Product Development
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Research Analysis
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Material Science
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Project Management

National Average

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 5%

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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.


30 %
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%