Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists pull down an average of $87K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists can bottom out near $62K or peak near $119K depending on individual performance. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,372 - $113,133
MEDIAN: $86,560

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$61,372 - $113,133  
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Profit Sharing
$1,782 - $6,904  
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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).
$61,776 - $118,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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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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Research Analysis
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Project Management
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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 54 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%