How much does a Postdoctoral Research Scientist make?

Updated Nov 21, 2021

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$58,563 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,137 salaries

$46K

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$59K

Average

$75K

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The national average salary for Postdoctoral Research Scientist is $58,563 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Postdoctoral Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1137 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Postdoctoral Research Scientist employees.

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist$58,563 /yr
L7
Director of Research$122,585 /yr
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Columbia University
4.2

Columbia University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$59,004

 /yr
Range: $47K - $730K
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$47K

$730K

$46,974 - $729,924 Range

Columbia International University
3.5

Columbia International University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$53,778

 /yr
Range: $49K - $71K

$49K

$71K

$48,555 - $70,564 Range

Columbia University Medical Center
3.8

Columbia University Medical Center

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$60,879

 /yr
Range: $50K - $76K

$50K

$76K

$50,342 - $76,137 Range

Institute of Global Environment and Society

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$57,533

 /yr
Range: $57K - $58K

$57K

$58K

$57,449 - $57,533 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

University of California Berkeley

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$61,094

 /yr
Range: $49K - $74K

$49K

$74K

$49,217 - $74,300 Range

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.6

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$101,499

 /yr
Range: $81K - $123K

$81K

$123K

$81,179 - $122,662 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$150,687

 /yr
Range: $120K - $153K

$120K

$153K

$120,469 - $152,805 Range

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University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$55,959

 /yr
Range: $49K - $80K

$49K

$80K

$49,116 - $79,651 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$51,009

 /yr
Range: $44K - $77K

$44K

$77K

$44,097 - $77,170 Range

UC San Francisco
4.1

UC San Francisco

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$57,984

 /yr
Range: $52K - $65K

$52K

$65K

$51,867 - $65,399 Range

George Washington University
4

George Washington University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$58,962

 /yr
Range: $49K - $66K

$49K

$66K

$48,579 - $65,711 Range

Michigan Technological University
4.2

Michigan Technological University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$47,705

 /yr
Range: $44K - $51K

$44K

$51K

$43,584 - $50,509 Range

Elanco
3.7

Elanco

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$72,845

 /yr
Range: $70K - $77K

$70K

$77K

$69,527 - $76,848 Range

Columbia University
4.2

Columbia University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Contractor

$57,701

 /yr
Range: $50K - $62K

$50K

$62K

$49,834 - $62,306 Range

IBM
4

IBM

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$129,805

 /yr
Range: $108K - $175K

$108K

$175K

$108,035 - $174,628 Range

UCLA
4.3

UCLA

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$57,655

 /yr
Range: $47K - $63K

$47K

$63K

$47,465 - $62,586 Range

Texas A&M University
4.4

Texas A&M University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$48,746

 /yr
Range: $42K - $69K

$42K

$69K

$41,622 - $69,242 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.1

Eli Lilly and Company

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$69,928

 /yr
Range: $64K - $74K

$64K

$74K

$64,443 - $74,110 Range

Virginia Commonwealth University
3.9

Virginia Commonwealth University

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$46,642

 /yr
Range: $44K - $54K

$44K

$54K

$44,002 - $54,007 Range

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
4.1

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

$53,814

 /yr
Range: $52K - $57K

$52K

$57K

$52,372 - $56,665 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Postdoctoral Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist is $58,563 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Postdoctoral Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1137 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Postdoctoral Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in United States is $74,621 per year.

The lowest salary for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in United States is $45,960 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Postdoctoral Research Scientist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Postdoctoral Research Scientist.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent postdoctoral research scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$60,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$60,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$57,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $57,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$56,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $56,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$58,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $58,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$51,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $51,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$47,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Albuquerque, NM Area area reported making $47,000 per year
Job Highlights
Albuquerque, NM Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$67,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $67,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$60,035
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Iowa City, IA Area area reported making $60,035 per year
Job Highlights
Iowa City, IA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$63,000
per year
A Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $63,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
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