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Average Research Scientist Salary in India

₹685,753
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹51,321
Bonus
₹54,278
Commission
₹48,796
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The average salary for a Research Scientist in India is ₹685,753.
10%
₹267k
MEDIAN
₹686k
90%
₹2m
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₹267k - ₹2m
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₹10k - ₹408k
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₹5k - ₹515k
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What Do Research Scientists Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist

The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist are from the companies Syngene, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and Biocon. Reported salaries are highest at Tata Consultancy Services Limited where the average pay is ₹2,270,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Zydus Cadila and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, earning around ₹850,000 and ₹781,345, respectively. Torrent pays the lowest at around ₹399,750. Sun Pharmaceuticals and Biocon also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying ₹442,000 and ₹475,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Research Scientists?

Skills in Research Analysis and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Product Development.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientists?

An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹522,472 based on 134 salaries. An early career Research Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹547,359 based on 336 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹724,008 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹1,031,654 based on 123 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹1,500,000.
Employees with Research Scientist in their job title in New Delhi, Delhi earn an average of 33.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pune, Maharashtra (26.6% more) and Bangalore, Karnataka (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ahmedabad, Gujarat (19.0% less), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (12.2% less) and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (9.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 902 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.9%
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
32.0%
Experienced
13.6%
Late Career
2.2%

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