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Research Scientist Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$83,402/yr
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$55K
Low
$83K
Average
$121K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,481
Range$1,770 - $18,492
How much does a Research Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $83,402 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 36,940 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      Intel Corporation
      $126,889/yr
      Range: $63K - $205K
      242 salaries
      $126,889/yr
      $63K$205K
      MIT
      $71,879/yr
      Range: $38K - $180K
      226 salaries
      $71,879/yr
      $38K$180K
      Eli Lilly and Company
      $105,802/yr
      Range: $92K - $142K
      139 salaries
      $105,802/yr
      $92K$142K
      University of Virginia
      $51,335/yr
      Range: $43K - $102K
      113 salaries
      $51,335/yr
      $43K$102K
      Research Foundation of State University New York
      $56,790/yr
      Range: $43K - $107K
      102 salaries
      $56,790/yr
      $43K$107K
      The Ohio State University
      $55,926/yr
      Range: $42K - $99K
      91 salaries
      $55,926/yr
      $42K$99K
      MD Anderson Cancer Center
      $57,749/yr
      Range: $51K - $81K
      85 salaries
      $57,749/yr
      $51K$81K

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      Siemens
      $104,768/yr
      Range: $85K - $124K
      84 salaries
      $104,768/yr
      $85K$124K
      Facebook
      $134,061/yr
      Range: $116K - $184K
      79 salaries
      $134,061/yr
      $116K$184K
      Google
      $141,257/yr
      Range: $120K - $185K
      77 salaries
      $141,257/yr
      $120K$185K
      Virginia Tech
      $55,099/yr
      Range: $46K - $88K
      68 salaries
      $55,099/yr
      $46K$88K
      Amazon
      $113,135/yr
      Range: $87K - $141K
      67 salaries
      $113,135/yr
      $87K$141K
      UT Southwestern Medical Center
      $51,659/yr
      Range: $44K - $65K
      64 salaries
      $51,659/yr
      $44K$65K
      Battelle
      $82,798/yr
      Range: $64K - $105K
      61 salaries
      $82,798/yr
      $64K$105K
      DuPont Pioneer
      $98,749/yr
      Range: $76K - $144K
      60 salaries
      $98,749/yr
      $76K$144K
      University of Texas System
      $56,058/yr
      Range: $42K - $109K
      52 salaries
      $56,058/yr
      $42K$109K
      Washington University in St. Louis
      $48,023/yr
      Range: $29K - $71K
      49 salaries
      $48,023/yr
      $29K$71K
      IBM
      $146,845/yr
      Range: $67K - $192K
      48 salaries
      $146,845/yr
      $67K$192K
      Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
      $61,005/yr
      Range: $51K - $103K
      46 salaries
      $61,005/yr
      $51K$103K
      KLA-Tencor
      $113,157/yr
      Range: $100K - $150K
      45 salaries
      $113,157/yr
      $100K$150K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $171,400
      per year
      A Research Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $171,400 per year
      Additional Pay
      $26k cash bonus
      $224k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $75,000
      per year
      A Scientist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $75,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      1-2 years experience
      Chicago, IL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $55,000
      per year
      A Research Scientist/Instructor in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $55,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      College / University
      $120,000
      per year
      A Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Public
      $70,000
      per year
      A Research Scientist in the Fresno, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      1-2 years experience
      Fresno, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      51 to 200 employees
      Company - Private
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