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Research Scientist Salaries

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$77,173 / yr
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The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $77,173 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 32,634 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

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Research Scientist

Facebook

$159,817/yr

Range: $138K - $280K

1,436 salaries

$159,817/yr
$138K$280K

Research Scientist

NVIDIA

$160,524/yr

Range: $130K - $225K

462 salaries

$160,524/yr
$130K$225K

Research Scientist

Intel Corporation

$148,747/yr

Range: $29K - $220K

413 salaries

$148,747/yr
$29K$220K

Research Scientist

MIT

$75,140/yr

Range: $39K - $192K

387 salaries

$75,140/yr
$39K$192K

Research Scientist

Eli Lilly and Company

$122,104/yr

Range: $75K - $138K

222 salaries

$122,104/yr
$75K$138K

Research Scientist

Amazon

$117,648/yr

Range: $11K - $164K

206 salaries

$117,648/yr
$11K$164K

Research Scientist

Google

$153,036/yr

Range: $110K - $273K

203 salaries

$153,036/yr
$110K$273K

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Research Scientist

University of Virginia

$56,113/yr

Range: $46K - $111K

155 salaries

$56,113/yr
$46K$111K

Research Scientist

Research Foundation of State University New York

$61,452/yr

Range: $46K - $98K

130 salaries

$61,452/yr
$46K$98K

Research Scientist

MD Anderson Cancer Center

$62,015/yr

Range: $49K - $103K

122 salaries

$62,015/yr
$49K$103K

Research Scientist

The Ohio State University

$61,988/yr

Range: $46K - $127K

119 salaries

$61,988/yr
$46K$127K

Research Scientist

UT Southwestern Medical Center

$56,828/yr

Range: $42K - $76K

110 salaries

$56,828/yr
$42K$76K

Research Scientist

University of Washington

$60,987/yr

Range: $35K - $129K

100 salaries

$60,987/yr
$35K$129K

Research Scientist

NYU (New York University)

$65,921/yr

Range: $43K - $145K

97 salaries

$65,921/yr
$43K$145K

Research Scientist

Siemens

$112,729/yr

Range: $97K - $134K

94 salaries

$112,729/yr
$97K$134K

Research Scientist

KLA

$125,858/yr

Range: $102K - $171K

94 salaries

$125,858/yr
$102K$171K

Research Scientist

Battelle

$87,945/yr

Range: $64K - $112K

84 salaries

$87,945/yr
$64K$112K

Research Scientist

Virginia Tech

$58,335/yr

Range: $48K - $95K

76 salaries

$58,335/yr
$48K$95K

Research Scientist

IBM

$152,680/yr

Range: $14K - $235K

69 salaries

$152,680/yr
$14K$235K

Research Scientist

Duke University

$66,972/yr

Range: $40K - $103K

67 salaries

$66,972/yr
$40K$103K
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Recent Salary Reports

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$150,000
per year
A Scientist in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$100,000
per year
A Scientist in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$43,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $43,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$62,000
per year
A Research Scholar in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$52,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the College Station, TX Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
College Station, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$20
hourly
A Scientist in the Lancaster, PA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
Lancaster, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$106,436
per year
A Research Scientist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $106,436 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$73,500
per year
A Scientist in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $73,500 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Research Scientist in the Greensboro, NC Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Greensboro, NC Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University