The average salary for an Experienced Research Scientist at Stanford University is $79,500.
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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…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist are from the companies University of Washington (UW), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $173,963. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dow Chemical Co and Amazon.com Inc, earning around $128,973 and $113,425, respectively. University of Washington (UW) pays the lowest at around $69,000. Michelman Inc and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,473 and $104,936, respectively.
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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 $82,500 based on 9 salaries.
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