Average Principal Scientist Salary

$124,383
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$87k
MEDIAN
$124k
90%
$157k

The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $124,383

Base Salary
$87k - $157k
Bonus
$4k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $16k
Commission
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$89k - $173k
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What Do Principal Scientists Do?

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.
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Job Satisfaction for Principal Scientist

4.1 out of 5
(161)
Highly Satisfied
11Reviews
Based on 161 responses, the job of Principal Scientist has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.05 out of 5. On average, Principal Scientists are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
66.8%
Female
32.0%
Prefer to self-define
1.2%
This data is based on 515 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

94%

Dental

89%

Vision

81%

None

5%