Entry-Level Researcher, Scientific Salary

The average Entry-Level Scientific Researcher can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Scientific Researchers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,122 - $106,156
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$54K
$110K
MEDIAN: $53,863
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$10.28 - $36.24
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MEDIAN: $19.80
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$0$106K
Salary $30,122 - $106,156
Bonus $514 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$28,502 - $102,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $10.28 - $36.24
Overtime $31.77
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $514 - $15,205
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$28,502 - $102,497
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Researcher, Scientific Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,711

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

For Entry-Level Scientific Researchers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 79 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Scientific Researchers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+43 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in New York and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Researcher, Scientific

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Researcher, Scientific Salaries

Project Management
▲14%


National Average
$52,000

Data Analysis
▼9%

Molecular Biology
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 20%