A Research Scientist earns an average salary of C$62,775 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Material Science and Statistical Analysis. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$44,255 - C$91,439
C$44K
C$63K
C$91K
MEDIAN: C$62,762
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50%
90%
C$11.00 - C$45.00
C$11
C$25
C$45
MEDIAN: C$24.57
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50%
90%
C$0C$93K
Salary C$44,255 - C$91,439
Bonus C$1,015 - C$9,696
Profit Sharing C$5,300
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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C$42,983 - C$93,106
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 662
Hourly Data C$0C$46
Hourly Rate C$11.00 - C$45.00
Overtime C$42.00
Annual Data C$0C$93K
Bonus C$1,015 - C$9,696
Profit Sharing C$5,300
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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C$42,983 - C$93,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for Research Scientist

A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because these scientists are engaged in pure research work that may not have immediate application in the business or consumer world, they tend to rely on grants and funding from academic and charitable foundations. Research scientists typically perform experiments, make observations, and create detailed papers of their findings for peer review and publishing.

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Research Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

Research Scientist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$79,000 based on 64 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$99,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$62,855

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

▲58%

▲26%

▲7%

National Average
C$63,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Material Science
▲22%

Statistical Analysis
▲12%


Technical Writing
▲6%

Data Analysis
▲5%

Research Analysis
▼0%

National Average
C$63,000

Product Development
▼3%

Molecular Biology
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%