Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

An average Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist can expect to take home roughly $91K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists approaches anywhere from $64K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,316 - $117,988
MEDIAN: $90,786

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National Salary Data (?
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$63,316 - $117,988  
$2,959 - $13,718  
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).
$63,686 - $121,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $92,961

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For Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above 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 9 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (9 percent lower) and Houston (5 percent lower).

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)


45 %
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 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 27 votes.


45 %
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 6%