Average Principal Scientist Salary

$125,801
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$88k
MEDIAN
$126k
90%
$158k

The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $125,801

Base Salary
$88k - $158k
Bonus
$4k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $15k
Commission
$0 - $18k
Total Pay
$90k - $174k
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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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How do Principal Scientists Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
(148)
Highly Satisfied
12Reviews
Based on 148 responses, the job of Principal Scientist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.84 out of 5. On average, Principal Scientists are highly satisfied with their job.