An Entry-Level Research Scientist earns an average salary of $69,285 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Software Development, Engineering Design, Data Modeling, Matlab, and Material Science.
Entry-Level Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$39,163 - $99,260
(Median)
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99K
MEDIAN: $69,285
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Entry-Level Research Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.16 - $36.59
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,163 - $99,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,658  
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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$38,196 - $102,399  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $36.59  
   
Overtime
$9.29 - $44.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,658  
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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$38,196 - $102,399  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,791
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 37%
Engineering Design
up arrow 15%
Data Modeling
up arrow 14%
Matlab
up arrow 12%
Material Science
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 7%
Product Development
up arrow 4%
Research Analysis
up arrow 3%
National Average
$69,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%
Clinical Research
up arrow 18%
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%
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