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Principal Scientist Salaries

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36,940 SalariesUpdated Feb 18, 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
      $127,537/yr
      Range: $101K - $162K
      117 salaries
      $127,537
      $101K$162K
      Merck
      $139,255/yr
      Range: $112K - $165K
      54 salaries
      $139,255
      $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
      $118,854/yr
      Range: $99K - $170K
      38 salaries
      $118,854
      $99K$170K
      Bristol-Myers Squibb
      $144,858/yr
      Range: $102K - $168K
      26 salaries
      $144,858
      $102K$168K
      Broadcom
      $147,095/yr
      Range: $131K - $163K
      24 salaries
      $147,095
      $131K$163K

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      Johnson & Johnson
      $134,144/yr
      Range: $110K - $157K
      24 salaries
      $134,144
      $110K$157K
      Novartis Pharmaceuticals
      $114,927/yr
      Range: $104K - $126K
      20 salaries
      $114,927
      $104K$126K
      Medtronic
      $122,631/yr
      Range: $109K - $143K
      19 salaries
      $122,631
      $109K$143K
      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 Pharmaceuticals
      $135,802/yr
      Range: $120K - $177K
      11 salaries
      $135,802
      $120K$177K
      PepsiCo
      $109,445/yr
      Range: $95K - $126K
      10 salaries
      $109,445
      $95K$126K
      Procter & Gamble
      $160,811/yr
      Range: $134K - $190K
      9 salaries
      $160,811
      $134K$190K
      Biogen
      $159,453/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      8 salaries
      $159,453
      $143K$175K
      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
      Arcadis
      $130,016/yr
      Range: $115K - $175K
      7 salaries
      $130,016
      $115K$175K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $120,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $120,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20 cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Private
      $93,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $93,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $90,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $90,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $3k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $112,800
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $112,800 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      1-2 years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $138,000
      per year
      A Principal Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $138,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k cash bonus
      $16k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Public
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