Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists lies in the neighborhood of $91K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists bottoms out near $65K and approaches $122K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $13K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Male Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. 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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,426 - $118,935
MEDIAN: $90,889

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$64,426 - $118,935  
$2,988 - $13,466  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,456  
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).
$64,828 - $121,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 269

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,129

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists, New York provides a pay rate that is 16 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+14 percent) and Boston (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Austin and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)


43 %
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries



Material Science

Image Processing

Product Development

Statistical Analysis

National Average

Project Management

Data Analysis

Molecular Biology

Technical Writing


Proposal Writing

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


43 %
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%