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Principal Research Scientist Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$128,768/yr
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$89K
Low
$129K
Average
$182K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,142
Range$2,305 - $25,627
How much does a Principal Research Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Principal Research Scientist is $128,768 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 36,940 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Research Scientist employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      Battelle
      $101,799/yr
      Range: $82K - $124K
      34 salaries
      $101,799
      $82K$124K
      Pfizer
      $136,528/yr
      Range: $113K - $166K
      13 salaries
      $136,528
      $113K$166K
      Eli Lilly and Company
      $140,266/yr
      Range: $121K - $166K
      13 salaries
      $140,266
      $121K$166K
      Scientific Forming Technologies Corp
      $94,323/yr
      Range: $91K - $98K
      10 salaries
      $94,323
      $91K$98K
      Yahoo
      $195,326/yr
      Range: $175K - $220K
      6 salaries
      $195,326
      $175K$220K
      Johnson & Johnson
      $144,912/yr
      Range: $129K - $165K
      6 salaries
      $144,912
      $129K$165K
      KLA-Tencor
      $175,296/yr
      Range: $158K - $200K
      6 salaries
      $175,296
      $158K$200K

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      AbbVie
      $149,684/yr
      Range: $137K - $165K
      5 salaries
      $149,684
      $137K$165K
      Lucella Biosciences
      $76,095/yr
      Range: $73K - $78K
      5 salaries
      $76,095
      $73K$78K
      PepsiCo
      $117,844/yr
      Range: $88K - $148K
      4 salaries
      $117,844
      $88K$148K
      Honeywell
      $117,655/yr
      Range: $113K - $120K
      4 salaries
      $117,655
      $113K$120K
      Dow
      $146,795/yr
      Range: $135K - $157K
      4 salaries
      $146,795
      $135K$157K
      Roche
      $134,234/yr
      Range: $111K - $154K
      4 salaries
      $134,234
      $111K$154K
      Northeastern University
      $86,876/yr
      Range: $67K - $111K
      4 salaries
      $86,876
      $67K$111K
      Amazon
      $140,720/yr
      Range: $128K - $160K
      3 salaries
      $140,720
      $128K$160K
      EMC
      $124,485/yr
      Range: $105K - $147K
      3 salaries
      $124,485
      $105K$147K
      Schlumberger
      $150,047/yr
      Range: $142K - $154K
      3 salaries
      $150,047
      $142K$154K
      MIT
      $110,667/yr
      Range: $77K - $160K
      3 salaries
      $110,667
      $77K$160K
      Abbott Labs
      $139,022/yr
      Range: $121K - $150K
      3 salaries
      $139,022
      $121K$150K
      IBM
      $228,527/yr
      Range: $197K - $262K
      2 salaries
      About
      $197K - $262K
      $197K$262K

      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 New York City, NY Area area reported making $127,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $19k cash bonus
      $10k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $148,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $148,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $16k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $153,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Scientist in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $153,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $24k cash bonus
      $8k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Indianapolis, IN Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $138,176
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $138,176 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Diego, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Private
      $106,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist I in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $106,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      1-2 years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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