An average Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist can expect to take home roughly $90K per year. 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 $67K to $121K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$66,911 - $117,870
MEDIAN: $90,063

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$66,911 - $117,870  
$2,975 - $13,406  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,353  
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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).
$67,316 - $120,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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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.

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Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%