Mid-Career Research Scientist Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists is around $79K per year. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Research Scientists spread between $50K and $123K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Research Scientists is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. More than half of Mid-Career Research Scientists (63 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,438 - $120,023
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,839
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$19.56 - $50.90
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MEDIAN: $30.86
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$0$123K
Salary $49,438 - $120,023
Bonus $1,198 - $15,492
Profit Sharing $1,009 - $15,050
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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$49,404 - $123,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,497
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $19.56 - $50.90
Overtime $22.78 - $99.33
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $1,198 - $15,492
Profit Sharing $1,009 - $15,050
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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$49,404 - $123,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Research Scientist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist


Merck & Co., Inc., Amazon.com Inc, Monsanto Company, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the most; Mid-Career Research Scientists earn $139K on average there. Mid-Career Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks at Amazon.com Inc ($116K), Amgen Corporation ($115K), and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ($97K).

Merck & Co., Inc., Battelle-Pacific Northwest National, and Monsanto Company are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($80K, $91K, and $92K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,506

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Research Scientists, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in South San Francisco (+34 percent), San Francisco (+31 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Boulder and 5 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
5-9 years
79%
10-19 years
21%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist Salaries

Software Development
▲25%

Engineering Design
▲23%

Matlab
▲20%

Data Modeling
▲19%

Chemical Process Engineering
▲17%

Material Science
▲10%

National Average
$80,000

Research Analysis
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼1%

Product Development
▼1%




Clinical Research
▼13%

Microsoft Office
▼16%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 7%