Entry-Level Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists is around $91K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists runs from $66K to $122K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists (55 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$68,011 - $117,173
MEDIAN: $91,643

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Salary $68,011 - $117,173
Bonus $3,003 - $14,544
Profit Sharing $970 - $20,608
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).
$67,993 - $120,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 273

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,996

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 15 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Research Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+13 percent) and Boston (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 11 percent below the national average. Austin and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 Albany:
"What Really Counts."
Focus on research findings to get grant funding - that is all that really matters!

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.

Key Stats for Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type)


43 %
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist (Unspecified Type) Salaries



Material Science

Image Processing

National Average

Product Development

Statistical Analysis

Project Management

Data Analysis

Molecular Biology

Technical Writing


Proposal Writing

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


43 %
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%