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Senior Scientist Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$64,222 - $145,463
(Median)
64K
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MEDIAN: $98,115
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Senior Scientist is most closely related to Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Senior research scientists lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes. They stay on the cutting age of modern science, assessing new technologies and their future applications. They propose, plan, and manage research projects. Many positions are based ...
Average Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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(Median)
67K
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MEDIAN: $99,260
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Popular Employers
Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) - Pfizer, Inc. , salaries: $86,194 - $108,150
Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) - Merck & Co., Inc. , salaries: $101,478 - $111,583
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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MEDIAN: $74,291
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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MEDIAN: $74,159
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MEDIAN: $71,164
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