$99,100
Avg. Salary
$42.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$8,885

Bonus

$5,139

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) is $42.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) is $99,100 per year.

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MEDIAN $42.00
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MEDIAN $99,100
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$0$144K
Salary $70,670 - $136,544
Bonus $2,920 - $17,842
Profit Sharing $1,546 - $14,795
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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$70,760 - $144,226
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,565
Hourly Data $0$146
Hourly Rate $23.31 - $114
Overtime $2.04 - $147
Annual Data $0$144K
Bonus $2,920 - $17,842
Profit Sharing $1,546 - $14,795
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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$70,760 - $144,226
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

Job Description for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Senior research scientists (unspecified type) typically work in a laboratory environment, conducting research and experiments for academic, industrial or commercial ends. They may help develop new products for their company, for example, or help contribute to scientific understanding within their field. If they work for universities, senior research scientists may be required to apply for grants to continue their research. Senior research scientists must have an excellent track record of safely handling hazardous materials and chemicals. They may be required to mentor, train and/or coach junior research scientists as well. Additionally, these scientists must stay up to date on developments within their field through methods such as reading academic journals, attending training programs and attending conferences within their field.

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Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Tasks

  • Lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes.
  • Participate in research formulating and writing with other staff.
  • Assess new technologies and future applications of technologies.
  • Propose, plan, and manage research projects, report preparation, and presentation of findings.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)


Dominating the field, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Procter & Gamble Co are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Senior Research Scientists. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Procter & Gamble Co offers the most; Senior Research Scientists earn $123K on average there. Senior Research Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ($122K), Merck & Co., Inc. ($114K), and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. ($112K).

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pfizer, Inc. ($78K), Lonza, Inc. ($95K), and GlaxoSmithKline ($101K).

Common Career Paths for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)


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It's not very common for Senior Research Scientists to move on to become Research & Development Directors. Average pay for a Research & Development Director is $138K annually. As Senior Research Scientists progress in their field, many go on to become Principal Scientists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $123K per year. Another common career choice for Senior Research Scientists is to move into a Biotechnology Senior Research Scientist role. Typically, Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists get paid $99K.

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)


Senior Research Scientists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Physics, Matlab, and Bioinformatics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 18 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Molecular Biology, Research Analysis, and Proposal Writing. Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Project Management and Product Development. The majority of those who know Research Analysis also know Product Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Pay by Experience for a Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 272 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 271 salaries. A Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 139 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,385

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

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Senior Research Scientists in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Cambridge (+20 percent), Cincinnati (+18 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less).

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)?

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in Salt Lake City:
"Good City to live in."
Pros: Small city compared to west and east cities.
Cons: Dry.

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in Fairfield:
"Consider your life goals."
Go after secure opportunities, keep in touch with associates and help them move forward.

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in Lexington:
"Engineers Are More Desired Than Chemists."
Be an engineer. Even bachelors in engineering is desired more than a PhD in chemistry. If you want to move up higher, leave science and move into business.

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Key Stats for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$101,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Physics
▲20%

▲17%

Bioinformatics
▲7%



Chemical Process Engineering
▲2%


National Average
$101,000

Clinical Research
▼1%








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 5%