Senior Researcher Salary

A Senior Researcher earns an average salary of $88,657 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Machine Learning and User Research. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$56,116 - $150,922
$56K
$91K
$150K
MEDIAN: $90,523
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$20.11 - $76.03
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$76
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,116 - $150,922  
   
Bonus
$1,216 - $44,472  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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).
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$56,903 - $155,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$20.11 - $76.03  
   
Overtime
$41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,216 - $44,472  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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).
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$56,903 - $155,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Researcher

Pay by Experience for a Senior Researcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Researcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Researcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Senior Researcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 68 salaries. A Senior Researcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 24 salaries.

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National Average: $93,478

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Key Stats for Senior Researcher

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Senior Researcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$93,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Researcher Salaries

Machine Learning
▲77%

User Research
▲23%

National Average
$93,000

Research Analysis
▼2%



R
▼20%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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