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Principal Scientist Salaries

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36,940 SalariesUpdated May 19, 2018
Average Base Pay
$128,768/yr
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$89K
Low
$129K
Average
$182K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

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

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

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      Pfizer
      $127,405/yr
      Range: $101K - $162K
      118 salaries
      $127,405
      $101K$162K
      Merck
      $139,297/yr
      Range: $112K - $165K
      53 salaries
      $139,297
      $112K$165K
      Amgen
      $146,584/yr
      Range: $106K - $170K
      42 salaries
      $146,584
      $106K$170K
      GlaxoSmithKline
      $105,691/yr
      Range: $86K - $147K
      41 salaries
      $105,691
      $86K$147K
      Roche
      $119,161/yr
      Range: $99K - $170K
      40 salaries
      $119,161
      $99K$170K
      Bristol-Myers Squibb
      $144,679/yr
      Range: $102K - $168K
      27 salaries
      $144,679
      $102K$168K
      Johnson & Johnson
      $134,759/yr
      Range: $110K - $157K
      25 salaries
      $134,759
      $110K$157K

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      Broadcom
      $147,095/yr
      Range: $131K - $163K
      24 salaries
      $147,095
      $131K$163K
      Medtronic
      $122,499/yr
      Range: $109K - $143K
      20 salaries
      $122,499
      $109K$143K
      Novartis Pharmaceuticals
      $114,927/yr
      Range: $104K - $126K
      20 salaries
      $114,927
      $104K$126K
      Watson Pharmaceuticals
      $119,507/yr
      Range: $114K - $127K
      14 salaries
      $119,507
      $114K$127K
      Adobe
      $232,171/yr
      Range: $215K - $260K
      13 salaries
      $232,171
      $215K$260K
      Boehringer Ingelheim
      $134,525/yr
      Range: $120K - $177K
      13 salaries
      $134,525
      $120K$177K
      PepsiCo
      $109,950/yr
      Range: $95K - $126K
      11 salaries
      $109,950
      $95K$126K
      Procter & Gamble
      $161,730/yr
      Range: $134K - $190K
      10 salaries
      $161,730
      $134K$190K
      Biogen
      $159,453/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      8 salaries
      $159,453
      $143K$175K
      Allergan
      $123,922/yr
      Range: $103K - $151K
      8 salaries
      $123,922
      $103K$151K
      Physical Sciences
      $113,109/yr
      Range: $92K - $143K
      8 salaries
      $113,109
      $92K$143K
      IRIX
      $73,755/yr
      Range: $67K - $87K
      8 salaries
      $73,755
      $67K$87K
      AstraZeneca
      $138,887/yr
      Range: $126K - $155K
      7 salaries
      $138,887
      $126K$155K

      Recent Salary Reports

      Below are the most recent Principal Scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

      $86,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $86,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Orlando, FL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $115,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $115,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $10 cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $132,080
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $132,080 per year
      Additional Pay
      $7k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Chicago, IL Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Private
      $105,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Scientist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $105,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Nonprofit Organization
      $104,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $104,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Chicago, IL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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