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Principal Scientist Salaries

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27,220 SalariesUpdated Mar 19, 2019
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Average Base Pay
$127,561/yr
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$87K
Low
$128K
Average
$179K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$10,077
Range$2,293 - $25,447
How much does a Principal Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Principal Scientist is $127,561 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 27,220 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
      $125,572/yr
      Range: $101K - $162K
      122 salaries
      $125,572/yr
      $101K$162K
      Merck
      $139,192/yr
      Range: $112K - $165K
      55 salaries
      $139,192/yr
      $112K$165K
      Amgen
      $146,747/yr
      Range: $106K - $170K
      44 salaries
      $146,747/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
      $151,174/yr
      Range: $102K - $168K
      28 salaries
      $151,174/yr
      $102K$168K
      Johnson & Johnson
      $133,000/yr
      Range: $110K - $157K
      27 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
      Boehringer Ingelheim
      $131,999/yr
      Range: $120K - $177K
      15 salaries
      $131,999/yr
      $120K$177K
      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
      PepsiCo
      $111,303/yr
      Range: $95K - $126K
      12 salaries
      $111,303/yr
      $95K$126K
      Procter & Gamble
      $160,000/yr
      Range: $134K - $190K
      11 salaries
      $160,000/yr
      $134K$190K
      Biogen
      $160,000/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      9 salaries
      $160,000/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.

      $115,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Scientist in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $115,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      $5k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $135,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $135,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Philadelphia, PA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Public
      $187,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Worcester, MA Area area reported making $187,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $40k cash bonus
      $40k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Worcester, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $136,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Richmond, VA Area area reported making $136,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $18k cash bonus
      $9k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Richmond, VA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $125,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Worcester, MA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $13k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Worcester, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Public
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