Average Research Scientist Salary at Amazon.com Inc

$119,114
Avg. Salary
$22,002
Bonus
$15,000
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The average salary for a Research Scientist at Amazon.com Inc is $119,114.
10%
$99k
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$119k
90%
$147k
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Salary
$99k - $147k
Bonus
$12k - $43k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $21k
Total Pay
$103k - $177k

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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 University of Washington (UW), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Merck & Co., Inc.. 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 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer, Inc., earning around $100,178 and $85,176, respectively. Eurofins pays the lowest at around $53,283. University of Washington (UW) and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,023 and $75,076, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Research Scientist

Skills in Software Development and Machine Learning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Modeling, Data Analysis and Research Analysis.

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 $115,143 based on 8 salaries. An early career Research Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,157 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,800 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,425 based on 6 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 58 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.8%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
10.3%