$120,759
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The average pay for a Principal Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts is $120,759 per year.

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$87,376 - $162,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Dec 2018
  • 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 Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Key Stats for Principal Scientist

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
27%

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
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