Average Senior Researcher Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Researcher is $92,603.
MEDIAN $92,603
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$59k - $148k
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$511 - $63k
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$58k - $152k

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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 $66,295.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Senior Researcher

Skills in Data Analysis, Project Management and Market Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing and Research Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Researcher

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 $70,000 based on 8 salaries. An early career Senior Researcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,727 based on 74 salaries. A mid-career Senior Researcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,765 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Senior Researcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,582 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,745.
Employees with Senior Researcher in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (32.3% less), New York, New York (13.6% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (9.9% less).

Years of Experience

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