Average Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

$100,806
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,474
Bonus
$5,120
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The average salary for a Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) is $100,806.
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$72k
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$101k
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$141k
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$72k - $141k
Bonus
$3k - $19k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $19k
Total Pay
$73k - $149k

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Job Description for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

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.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

The top respondents for the job title Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) are from the companies Pfizer, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline. Reported salaries are highest at Act, Inc. where the average pay is $123,155. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co., Inc., earning around $106,991 and $105,919, respectively. Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc pays the lowest at around $59,758. GlaxoSmithKline and Abbott Laboratories also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $91,080 and $100,101, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)

Skills in Data Analysis and Material Science are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development, Project Management and Research Analysis.

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

An entry-level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $88,129 based on 69 salaries. An early career Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,837 based on 339 salaries. A mid-career Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,486 based on 436 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,631 based on 457 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,136.
Employees with Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (17.7% more) and San Diego, California (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (9.2% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7.5% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,523 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
22.3%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
14.6%

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