Average Research Scientist Salary

$81,565
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$51k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$122k

The average salary for a Research Scientist is $81,565

Base Salary
$51k - $122k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$964 - $16k
Total Pay
$48k - $128k
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Job Satisfaction for Research Scientist

3.7 out of 5
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Based on 904 responses, the job of Research Scientist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.74 out of 5. On average, Research Scientists are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
52.4%
Female
47.0%
Prefer to self-define
0.5%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

91%

Dental

81%

Vision

71%

None

9%