Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists can expect wages of $91K per year on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists — including $13K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $65K to $122K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men working as Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,626 - $118,967
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MEDIAN: $91,437
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Bonus
$2,987 - $13,102  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,296  
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$65,085 - $121,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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.

Key Stats for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 20%

Bioinformatics
up arrow 6%

Material Science
up arrow 3%

Image Processing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%


Molecular Biology
up arrow 8%

Technical Writing
up arrow 10%

Chemistry
up arrow 12%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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