Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists take home an average $88K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists runs from $63K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$61,693 - $117,205
MEDIAN: $87,684

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$61,693 - $117,205  
$995 - $13,813  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $6,953  
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).
$62,830 - $121,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 506
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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 Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

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Image Processing
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Product Development
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Material Science

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Research Analysis
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Project Management
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Proposal Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%