The average salary for a Research Scientist at Amazon.com Inc is $119,114.
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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), 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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