Average Research Scientist Salary at Stanford University

$65,735
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The average salary for a Research Scientist at Stanford University is $65,735.
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$41k
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$66k
90%
$102k
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Job Description for Research Scientist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, University of Washington (UW) and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $154,452. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, earning around $119,603 and $100,178, respectively. University of Washington (UW) pays the lowest at around $55,023. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,076 and $82,555, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Research Scientist

Skills in Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

An entry-level Research Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,000 based on 8 salaries. An early career Research Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,129 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,264 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,500 based on 4 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 26 survey responses.
Entry Level
30.8%
Early Career
23.1%
Mid Career
30.8%
Experienced
15.4%