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Average Senior Researcher Salary

$95,451
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,652
Bonus
$7,625
Commission
$8,300
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The average salary for a Senior Researcher is $95,451.
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$59k
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$95k
90%
$147k
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$59k - $147k
Bonus
$2k - $21k
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$489 - $65k
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$59k - $153k
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Job Satisfaction for Senior Researcher

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Researcher

The top respondents for the job title Senior Researcher are from the companies Procter & Gamble Co, Amazon.com Inc and American Institutes For Research. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $145,000. Procter & Gamble Co pays the lowest at around $61,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Researchers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Market Research, Technical Writing, Project Management, Data Analysis and Research Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Researchers?

An entry-level Senior Researcher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,209 based on 8 salaries. An early career Senior Researcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,337 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Senior Researcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,064 based on 150 salaries. An experienced Senior Researcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,675 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,490.
Employees with Senior Researcher in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 41.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (23.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (13.6% less), New York, New York (13.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (8.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 387 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
22.7%
Mid Career
38.8%
Experienced
26.6%
Late Career
9.8%