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Principal 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 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
      $125,984/yr
      Range: $101K - $162K
      119 salaries
      $125,984/yr
      $101K$162K
      Merck
      $138,689/yr
      Range: $112K - $165K
      54 salaries
      $138,689/yr
      $112K$165K
      Amgen
      $146,656/yr
      Range: $106K - $170K
      42 salaries
      $146,656/yr
      $106K$170K
      GlaxoSmithKline
      $103,000/yr
      Range: $86K - $147K
      41 salaries
      $103,000/yr
      $86K$147K
      Roche
      $115,450/yr
      Range: $99K - $170K
      41 salaries
      $115,450/yr
      $99K$170K
      Bristol-Myers Squibb
      $150,000/yr
      Range: $102K - $168K
      27 salaries
      $150,000/yr
      $102K$168K
      Johnson & Johnson
      $133,000/yr
      Range: $110K - $157K
      25 salaries
      $133,000/yr
      $110K$157K

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      Novartis
      $116,600/yr
      Range: $94K - $129K
      25 salaries
      $116,600/yr
      $94K$129K
      Broadcom
      $148,407/yr
      Range: $131K - $163K
      24 salaries
      $148,407/yr
      $131K$163K
      Medtronic
      $120,791/yr
      Range: $109K - $143K
      20 salaries
      $120,791/yr
      $109K$143K
      Watson Pharmaceuticals
      $119,852/yr
      Range: $114K - $127K
      14 salaries
      $119,852/yr
      $114K$127K
      Adobe
      $235,350/yr
      Range: $215K - $260K
      13 salaries
      $235,350/yr
      $215K$260K
      Boehringer Ingelheim
      $127,000/yr
      Range: $120K - $177K
      13 salaries
      $127,000/yr
      $120K$177K
      PepsiCo
      $110,000/yr
      Range: $95K - $126K
      11 salaries
      $110,000/yr
      $95K$126K
      Procter & Gamble
      $160,000/yr
      Range: $134K - $190K
      11 salaries
      $160,000/yr
      $134K$190K
      Biogen
      $159,921/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      8 salaries
      $159,921/yr
      $143K$175K
      Allergan
      $120,000/yr
      Range: $103K - $151K
      8 salaries
      $120,000/yr
      $103K$151K
      GE Global Research
      $160,500/yr
      Range: $150K - $190K
      8 salaries
      $160,500/yr
      $150K$190K
      Physical Sciences
      $108,000/yr
      Range: $92K - $143K
      8 salaries
      $108,000/yr
      $92K$143K
      IRIX
      $70,424/yr
      Range: $67K - $87K
      8 salaries
      $70,424/yr
      $67K$87K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $157,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $157,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $1k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Washington, DC Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Nonprofit Organization
      $98,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Scientist in the Grand Rapids, MI Area area reported making $98,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $5k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Grand Rapids, MI Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Private
      $90,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $90,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      Houston, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $150,200
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $150,200 per year
      Additional Pay
      $30k cash bonus
      $30k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Philadelphia, PA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $117,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $117,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Pittsburgh, PA Area area
       
      Full-time
      Government
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