Research Scientist in Houston, Texas Salary

Earnings for Research Scientists in Houston come in at around $73K annually on average. The majority of Houston Research Scientists (66 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Research Scientists in Houston, Texas, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,936 - $123,856
$49K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,037
10%
50%
90%

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$21.78 - $52.50
$34
MEDIAN: $34.00
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$0$130K
Salary $48,936 - $123,856
Bonus $1,750 - $24,850
Profit Sharing $3,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,877 - $130,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $34.00
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $1,750 - $24,850
Profit Sharing $3,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,877 - $130,942
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Research Scientist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 11 salaries. A Research Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$74,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Product Development
▲44%

Chemical Process Engineering
▲42%

Data Modeling
▲20%

National Average
$74,000

Material Science
▼5%


Data Analysis
▼6%

Matlab
▼9%

Clinical Research
▼12%

Project Management
▼16%

Engineering Design
▼17%

Microsoft Office
▼17%

Technical Writing
▼19%

Molecular Biology
▼28%

Biotechnology
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%