Average Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Salary

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The average salary for a Researcher (General/Unknown Type) is $52,637.
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$35k - $85k
$520 - $20k
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$590 - $25k
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$28k - $81k

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Job Description for Researcher (General/Unknown Type)

Researcher (General/Unknown Type) Tasks
  • Identify research directions and trends to guide processes and strategy.
  • Work with teams to identify and prioritize research projects.
  • Write publications and reports to communicate findings to diverse audiences.
  • Develop theory and algorithms to advance knowledge about the research field.

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Popular Skills for Researcher (General/Unknown Type)

Skills in Data Analysis, Research Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Online Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Researcher (General/Unknown Type)

An entry-level Researcher (General/Unknown Type) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,915 based on 31 salaries. An early career Researcher (General/Unknown Type) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,080 based on 193 salaries. A mid-career Researcher (General/Unknown Type) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,533 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Researcher (General/Unknown Type) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,742 based on 51 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.
Employees with Researcher (General/Unknown Type) in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.5% more) and New York, New York (13.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (8.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (6.6% less).

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