Principal Research Scientist Salaries

284 SalariesUpdated Jun 18, 2021

Average Base Pay
$140,312 / yr
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How much does a Principal Research Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Principal Research Scientist is $140,312 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 284 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Research Scientist employees.

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Principal Research Scientist

Battelle

$115,254/yr

Range: $92K - $143K

43 salaries

$115,254/yr
$92K$143K

Principal Research Scientist

Eli Lilly and Company

$150,379/yr

Range: $136K - $185K

22 salaries

$150,379/yr
$136K$185K

Principal Research Scientist

Pfizer

$146,597/yr

Range: $122K - $174K

20 salaries

$146,597/yr
$122K$174K

Principal Research Scientist

AbbVie

$165,596/yr

Range: $153K - $224K

12 salaries

$165,596/yr
$153K$224K

Principal Research Scientist

Scientific Forming Technologies Corp

$103,039/yr

Range: $97K - $107K

11 salaries

$103,039/yr
$97K$107K

Principal Research Scientist

Amazon

$168,302/yr

Range: $143K - $178K

8 salaries

$168,302/yr
$143K$178K

Principal Research Scientist

Yahoo

$221,116/yr

Range: $201K - $249K

7 salaries

$221,116/yr
$201K$249K

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Principal Research Scientist

Johnson & Johnson

$147,913/yr

Range: $118K - $187K

7 salaries

$147,913/yr
$118K$187K

Principal Research Scientist

Roche

$155,073/yr

Range: $98K - $206K

7 salaries

$155,073/yr
$98K$206K

Principal Research Scientist

Microsoft

$204,000/yr

Range: $193K - $246K

6 salaries

$204,000/yr
$193K$246K

Principal Research Scientist

Schlumberger

$168,261/yr

Range: $158K - $188K

6 salaries

$168,261/yr
$158K$188K

Principal Research Scientist

Northeastern University

$94,395/yr

Range: $77K - $123K

6 salaries

$94,395/yr
$77K$123K

Principal Research Scientist

KLA

$192,259/yr

Range: $176K - $228K

6 salaries

$192,259/yr
$176K$228K

Principal Research Scientist

Georgia Tech Research Institute

$161,035/yr

Range: $137K - $200K

6 salaries

$161,035/yr
$137K$200K

Principal Research Scientist

Honeywell

$131,179/yr

Range: $126K - $178K

5 salaries

$131,179/yr
$126K$178K

Principal Research Scientist

Autodesk

$146,646/yr

Range: $117K - $219K

5 salaries

$146,646/yr
$117K$219K

Principal Research Scientist

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

$150,813/yr

Range: $110K - $198K

5 salaries

$150,813/yr
$110K$198K

Principal Research Scientist

Lucella Biosciences

$83,576/yr

Range: $80K - $84K

5 salaries

$83,576/yr
$80K$84K

Principal Research Scientist

IBM

$252,522/yr

Range: $228K - $306K

4 salaries

$252,522/yr
$228K$306K

Principal Research Scientist

PepsiCo

$128,036/yr

Range: $98K - $162K

4 salaries

$128,036/yr
$98K$162K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$127,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $127,000 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$9,000
monthly
A Principal Scientist in the Boulder, CO Area area reported making $9,000 per month
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Boulder, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$210,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $210,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$118,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Kalamazoo, MI Area area reported making $118,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
$5k stock bonus
$5k profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kalamazoo, MI Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$250,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Additional Pay
$60 cash bonus
$115k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$135,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Trenton, NJ Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Additional Pay
$22k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Trenton, NJ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$140,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$162,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $162,000 per year
Additional Pay
$32k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$98,000
per year
A Principal Research Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $98,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$123,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $123,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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