Principal Scientist Salaries

32,634 SalariesUpdated Jan 5, 2021

Average Base Pay
$117,132 / yr
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How much does a Principal Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Principal Scientist is $117,132 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 32,634 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Scientist employees.

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Principal Scientist

Pfizer

$131,361/yr

Range: $102K - $171K

148 salaries

$131,361/yr
$102K$171K

Principal Scientist

Merck

$152,014/yr

Range: $110K - $188K

66 salaries

$152,014/yr
$110K$188K

Principal Scientist

Amgen

$157,445/yr

Range: $117K - $184K

55 salaries

$157,445/yr
$117K$184K

Principal Scientist

Roche

$129,254/yr

Range: $95K - $182K

47 salaries

$129,254/yr
$95K$182K

Principal Scientist

GlaxoSmithKline

$123,019/yr

Range: $113K - $166K

44 salaries

$123,019/yr
$113K$166K

Principal Scientist

Bristol Myers Squibb

$163,739/yr

Range: $110K - $200K

39 salaries

$163,739/yr
$110K$200K

Principal Scientist

Johnson & Johnson

$143,026/yr

Range: $102K - $164K

33 salaries

$143,026/yr
$102K$164K

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Principal Scientist

Novartis

$128,900/yr

Range: $110K - $139K

29 salaries

$128,900/yr
$110K$139K

Principal Scientist

Broadcom

$156,424/yr

Range: $139K - $173K

25 salaries

$156,424/yr
$139K$173K

Principal Scientist

Medtronic

$127,983/yr

Range: $117K - $153K

22 salaries

$127,983/yr
$117K$153K

Principal Scientist

AstraZeneca

$167,644/yr

Range: $124K - $1,803K

19 salaries

$167,644/yr
$124K$1,803K

Principal Scientist

Boehringer Ingelheim

$143,063/yr

Range: $122K - $191K

17 salaries

$143,063/yr
$122K$191K

Principal Scientist

Adobe

$254,889/yr

Range: $232K - $287K

16 salaries

$254,889/yr
$232K$287K

Principal Scientist

Procter & Gamble

$161,965/yr

Range: $148K - $192K

14 salaries

$161,965/yr
$148K$192K

Principal Scientist

Watson Pharmaceuticals

$134,931/yr

Range: $121K - $143K

14 salaries

$134,931/yr
$121K$143K

Principal Scientist

PepsiCo

$118,781/yr

Range: $101K - $136K

12 salaries

$118,781/yr
$101K$136K

Principal Scientist

MITRE

$178,010/yr

Range: $162K - $195K

9 salaries

$178,010/yr
$162K$195K

Principal Scientist

Biogen

$174,691/yr

Range: $162K - $185K

9 salaries

$174,691/yr
$162K$185K

Principal Scientist

Eurofins Scientific

$95,710/yr

Range: $71K - $111K

9 salaries

$95,710/yr
$71K$111K

Principal Scientist

GE Global Research

$171,182/yr

Range: $155K - $197K

9 salaries

$171,182/yr
$155K$197K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$125,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$145,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
$210,000
per year
A Principal Quantitative Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $210,000 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
$55k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1 profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$160,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the Boulder, CO Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boulder, CO Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$115,000
per year
A Principal Scientist I in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$135,000
per year
A Principal Scientist in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
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