Research Scientist with Material Science Skills Salary

The average salary for a Research Scientist with Material Science skills is $84,515 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$53,065 - $115,219
$53K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,968
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$12.34 - $41.22
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MEDIAN: $25.49
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$0$118K
Salary $53,065 - $115,219
Bonus $1,697 - $14,494
Profit Sharing $1,493 - $15,383
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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$51,734 - $118,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 508
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.34 - $41.22
Overtime $35.10
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $1,697 - $14,494
Profit Sharing $1,493 - $15,383
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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$51,734 - $118,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Research Scientist

A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas. Because these scientists are engaged in pure research work that may not have immediate application in the business or consumer world, they tend to rely on grants and funding from academic and charitable foundations. Research scientists typically perform experiments, make observations, and create detailed papers of their findings for peer review and publishing.

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Research Scientist Tasks

  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge, and publish findings in professional journals, books, and/or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

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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 $82,000 based on 183 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 $87,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 36 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 $117,000 based on 20 salaries.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%