Experienced Principal Scientist Salary
Experienced Principal Scientists can expect to earn an average of $126K annually. Overall incomes of Experienced Principal Scientists generally bottom out at around $91K and peak near $169K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $26K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Experienced Principal Scientists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all enjoy medical while almost all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$88,682 - $152,860|
|Bonus||$3,848 - $25,543|
|Profit Sharing||$-0.50 - $39,149|
|Total Pay (||$90,706 - $168,747|
Principal Scientist Job Listings
Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Scientist
Pfizer, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $125K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $81K to $136K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Experienced Principal Scientists, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Experienced Principal Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Princeton (+17 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Irvine (+8 percent), and Cambridge (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Employers in San Francisco and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent less).
Key Stats for Principal Scientist
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