The average pay for a Principal Scientist is Rs 1,533,877 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

Rs 225,104 - Rs 2,576,050
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MEDIAN: Rs 1,446,031
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Salary Rs 225,104 - Rs 2,576,050
Bonus Rs 0.00 - Rs 500,834
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Rs 330,747 - Rs 3,063,858
  • Country: India
  • Currency: INR
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

Job Description for Principal Scientist

Principal scientists lead scientific teams, conducting research and analyzing results. The goals of this research vary according to the field and industry in which the principal scientists are employed. For example, principal scientists working in commercial manufacturing and other fields within the private sector typically look for ways to improve products or create new products or technologies. Principal scientists n academia seek to build on existing knowledge or technology; their aim is generally the advancement of the science itself versus improving a company’s commercial advantage.

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Principal Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to improve existing products or develop new ones.
  • Coordinate with other departmental team leads to produce effective business solutions, and provide updates to project managers.
  • Provide technical guidance on area of expertise and respond to internal and external queries.
  • Monitor staff performance and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Lead a team of researchers, and coordinate work activity and training sessions.

Principal Scientist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Principal Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 330,000 based on 5 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 1,632,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Principal Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 1,732,000 based on 31 salaries. A Principal Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of Rs 1,900,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: Rs 1,454,716

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Principal Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲19%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
Rs 1,455,000

Entry-Level
▼77%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 9%