A Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $69,156 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Research Analysis and Data Analysis. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$39,892 - $98,017
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MEDIAN: $69,155
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$0$34K$68K$102K
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$39,892 - $98,017  
   
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$0.00 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$40,106 - $99,769  
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Experience Affects Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 25%
Data Analysis
up arrow 11%
National Average
$68,000
Biotechnology
up arrow 5%
Product Development
up arrow 17%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 22%
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Gender
Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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