How much does a Research Scientist II make?

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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$96,908 /yr
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1,012 salaries

$61K

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$97K

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$154K

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The national average salary for Research Scientist II is $96,908 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Research Scientist II salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1012 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist II employees.

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Research Scientist II$96,908 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$116,035 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$129,871 /yr
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Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Research Scientist II

$149,729

 /yr
Range: $107K - $190K
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$107K

$190K

$106,812 - $189,912 Range

Georgia Tech
4.3

Georgia Tech

Research Scientist II

$76,961

 /yr
Range: $51K - $116K

$51K

$116K

$50,772 - $115,585 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Research Scientist II

$57,835

 /yr
Range: $47K - $77K

$47K

$77K

$46,932 - $76,826 Range

Curia
3.3

Curia

Research Scientist II

$58,868

 /yr
Range: $54K - $68K

$54K

$68K

$53,807 - $67,699 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
4

Bristol Myers Squibb

Research Scientist II

$108,143

 /yr
Range: $98K - $141K

$98K

$141K

$97,503 - $141,432 Range

The Broad Institute
4.5

The Broad Institute

Research Scientist II

$104,418

 /yr
Range: $92K - $123K

$92K

$123K

$92,166 - $122,869 Range

Novartis
4.2

Novartis

Research Scientist II

$84,984

 /yr
Range: $52K - $124K

$52K

$124K

$52,096 - $123,724 Range

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University of New Hampshire
4.1

University of New Hampshire

Research Scientist II

$63,593

 /yr
Range: $51K - $86K

$51K

$86K

$50,841 - $85,684 Range

Colorado State University
4.2

Colorado State University

Research Scientist II

$79,643

 /yr
Range: $44K - $116K

$44K

$116K

$44,296 - $116,185 Range

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
3.7

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Research Scientist II

$123,517

 /yr
Range: $112K - $138K

$112K

$138K

$111,837 - $138,249 Range

Gilead Sciences
3.8

Gilead Sciences

Research Scientist II

$158,752

 /yr
Range: $143K - $167K

$143K

$167K

$142,893 - $167,077 Range

Medical College of Wisconsin
3.8

Medical College of Wisconsin

Research Scientist II

$76,390

 /yr
Range: $69K - $101K

$69K

$101K

$68,900 - $100,988 Range

Wyeth
4.4

Wyeth

Research Scientist II

$98,666

 /yr
Range: $80K - $108K

$80K

$108K

$79,883 - $108,027 Range

Seattle Children's
3.9

Seattle Children's

Research Scientist II

$61,442

 /yr
Range: $53K - $73K

$53K

$73K

$53,215 - $73,012 Range

Georgia Tech Research Institute
4.2

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Research Scientist II

$105,262

 /yr
Range: $86K - $120K

$86K

$120K

$86,406 - $120,109 Range

Exelixis
3.8

Exelixis

Research Scientist II

$118,582

 /yr
Range: $104K - $136K

$104K

$136K

$103,764 - $135,665 Range

Charles River Laboratories
3.5

Charles River Laboratories

Research Scientist II

$101,818

 /yr
Range: $84K - $111K

$84K

$111K

$84,289 - $110,689 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Research Scientist II

$73,405

 /yr
Range: $64K - $96K

$64K

$96K

$64,000 - $96,165 Range

MilliporeSigma
3.8

MilliporeSigma

Research Scientist II

$80,669

 /yr
Range: $68K - $91K

$68K

$91K

$67,774 - $91,080 Range

Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
3.5

Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

Research Scientist II

$74,587

 /yr
Range: $70K - $80K

$70K

$80K

$70,110 - $79,558 Range

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The national average salary for a Research Scientist II is $96,908 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist II salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1012 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist II employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist II in United States is $153,619 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist II in United States is $61,133 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$77,000
per year
A Scientist II in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $77,000 per year
Additional Pay
$6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$135,000
per year
A Scientist II in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Research Scientist II in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$30
hourly
A Scientist II in the Bend, OR Area area reported making $30 per hour
Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Bend, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$69,000
per year
A Scientist II in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $69,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Scientist II in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$68,640
per year
A Scientist II in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $68,640 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$121,000
per year
A Scientist II in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $121,000 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
$15k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$23
hourly
A Scientist II in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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