Average Research Scientist Salary at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc

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The average salary for a Research Scientist at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc is $57,908.
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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 Research Analysis and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Biotechnology and Data 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 $0 based on 5 salaries. An early career Research Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,355 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,992 based on 10 salaries.

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