$122,687
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$15,260

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

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The median Principal Scientist has a base pay of $122,687. Salaries generally range from $106k to $142k. The median bonus is $15,260. Skills that can affect salary include Biotechnology.
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Salary $106,484 - $141,914
Bonus $11,101 - $20,373
Profit Sharing $5,000
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$114,450 - $149,751
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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.

About Cambridge, Massachusetts

Middlesex County, Massachusetts
110,402
Male:
55,421 (50.2%)
Female:
54,981 (49.8%)
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of the city of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most highly regarded universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge has also been home to Radcliffe College, once one of the leading colleges for women in the United States before it merged with Harvard. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. As of July 2014, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield and Lowell. Cambridge was one of the two seats of Middlesex County prior to the abolition of county government in 1997; Lowell was the...
Cambridge:
$89,847
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,871
Cambridge:
$665,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
2.3%

Principal Scientist Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
5-9 years
80%
10-19 years
20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
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