Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$89,039 / yrTotal Pay
$66,679 / yrBase Pay
$22,360 / yrAdditional Pay

$89,039

 / yr
$26K$343K
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The estimated total pay for a Research Scientist is $89,039 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $66,679 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,360 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Research Scientist I?

Some related job titles are Associate Scientist II Salaries with median pay of $86,715, Principal Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $134,648, Scientist II Salaries with median pay of $92,349, Senior Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $106,190.

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Meta
4.3

Meta

Research Scientist

$180,499

 /yr
Range: $126K - $329K

$126K

$329K

$125,813 - $329,344 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Research Scientist

$176,279

 /yr
Range: $143K - $299K

$143K

$299K

$143,015 - $298,521 Range

MIT
4.4

MIT

Research Scientist

$82,045

 /yr
Range: $43K - $211K

$43K

$211K

$43,087 - $210,746 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Research Scientist

$167,330

 /yr
Range: $32K - $271K

$32K

$271K

$31,914 - $270,995 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Research Scientist

$132,459

 /yr
Range: $13K - $238K

$13K

$238K

$12,704 - $238,439 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.0

Eli Lilly and Company

Research Scientist

$135,469

 /yr
Range: $76K - $180K

$76K

$180K

$75,953 - $179,964 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Research Scientist

$168,055

 /yr
Range: $121K - $299K

$121K

$299K

$121,023 - $299,273 Range

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University of Washington
4.2

University of Washington

Research Scientist

$66,574

 /yr
Range: $41K - $178K

$41K

$178K

$41,302 - $177,695 Range

University of Virginia
4.3

University of Virginia

Research Scientist

$62,760

 /yr
Range: $50K - $122K

$50K

$122K

$50,452 - $121,947 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.1

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Scientist

$66,953

 /yr
Range: $51K - $114K

$51K

$114K

$51,346 - $113,611 Range

The Ohio State University
4.1

The Ohio State University

Research Scientist

$71,541

 /yr
Range: $46K - $140K

$46K

$140K

$45,546 - $139,591 Range

Research Foundation of State University New York
4.1

$50K

$108K

$50,417 - $107,857 Range

UT Southwestern Medical Center
4.0

$62,406

 /yr
Range: $37K - $84K

$37K

$84K

$37,409 - $84,405 Range

NYU (New York University)
4.4

NYU (New York University)

Research Scientist

$68,903

 /yr
Range: $42K - $159K

$42K

$159K

$41,980 - $159,398 Range

Siemens
4.1

Siemens

Research Scientist

$124,818

 /yr
Range: $103K - $155K

$103K

$155K

$103,008 - $155,369 Range

KLA
4.0

KLA

Research Scientist

$139,586

 /yr
Range: $107K - $196K

$107K

$196K

$106,784 - $195,714 Range

Stanford University
4.4

Stanford University

Research Scientist

$79,183

 /yr
Range: $51K - $164K

$51K

$164K

$50,918 - $164,178 Range

Yahoo
4.0

Yahoo

Research Scientist

$207,000

 /yr
Range: $162K - $227K

$162K

$227K

$162,194 - $226,844 Range

Battelle
3.7

Battelle

Research Scientist

$96,895

 /yr
Range: $61K - $126K

$61K

$126K

$60,960 - $125,589 Range

Virginia Tech
4.3

Virginia Tech

Research Scientist

$65,320

 /yr
Range: $47K - $119K

$47K

$119K

$47,096 - $119,039 Range

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$50,000

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7 days ago by a Research Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$95,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,000/yr

8 days ago by a Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$112,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$77,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,000/yr

8 days ago by a Research Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$20,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$95,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,000/yr

8 days ago by a Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $97,507 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 15394 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist in United States is $168,305 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist in United States is $56,491 per year.

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