$109,717
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$10,048

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

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The median Principal Scientist has a base pay of $109,717. Salaries generally range from $81k to $136k. The median bonus is $10,048. Skills that can affect salary include Project Management.
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Salary $81,119 - $136,275
Bonus $15.00 - $20,563
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,483
Commission $0.00
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$84,496 - $150,955
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 113

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.

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Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
5-9 years
65%
10-19 years
35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 4%