Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Average Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists make around $87K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists, total cash compensation can vary between $62K and $121K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $14K and $7K, respectively. The majority of Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists survey respondents are men (72 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$61,573 - $115,868
MEDIAN: $87,157

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$61,573 - $115,868  
$0.00 - $13,564  
Profit Sharing
$1,782 - $6,904  
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).
$62,084 - $121,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 473
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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 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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Proposal Writing
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Statistical Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.


28 %
72 %

Common Health Benefits

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