Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

An average Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist can expect to take home roughly $87K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists — including $12K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $61K to $118K depending on individual performance. 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. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,986 - $112,719

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$60,986 - $112,719  
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Profit Sharing
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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).
$61,362 - $118,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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.

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

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National Average

Research Analysis
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Statistical Analysis
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Proposal Writing
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%