Research Scientist Salaries

32,634 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$77,173 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,104
Range$1,696 - $17,467

How much does a Research Scientist make?

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

Intel Corporation

$136,449/yr

Range: $61K - $192K

268 salaries

$136,449/yr
$61K$192K

Research Scientist

MIT

$75,031/yr

Range: $53K - $137K

244 salaries

$75,031/yr
$53K$137K

Research Scientist

Eli Lilly and Company

$112,309/yr

Range: $97K - $158K

148 salaries

$112,309/yr
$97K$158K

Research Scientist

University of Virginia

$54,880/yr

Range: $45K - $110K

120 salaries

$54,880/yr
$45K$110K

Research Scientist

Facebook

$150,523/yr

Range: $115K - $202K

103 salaries

$150,523/yr
$115K$202K

Research Scientist

Research Foundation of State University New York

$63,809/yr

Range: $46K - $97K

103 salaries

$63,809/yr
$46K$97K

Research Scientist

The Ohio State University

$58,983/yr

Range: $46K - $101K

97 salaries

$58,983/yr
$46K$101K

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Research Scientist

MD Anderson Cancer Center

$62,225/yr

Range: $52K - $102K

96 salaries

$62,225/yr
$52K$102K

Research Scientist

Siemens

$110,560/yr

Range: $96K - $132K

90 salaries

$110,560/yr
$96K$132K

Research Scientist

Amazon

$122,700/yr

Range: $13K - $154K

86 salaries

$122,700/yr
$13K$154K

Research Scientist

Google

$148,871/yr

Range: $126K - $214K

79 salaries

$148,871/yr
$126K$214K

Research Scientist

University of Washington

$58,754/yr

Range: $34K - $98K

76 salaries

$58,754/yr
$34K$98K

Research Scientist

Battelle

$86,507/yr

Range: $68K - $112K

72 salaries

$86,507/yr
$68K$112K

Research Scientist

Virginia Tech

$57,240/yr

Range: $48K - $91K

71 salaries

$57,240/yr
$48K$91K

Research Scientist

UT Southwestern Medical Center

$55,676/yr

Range: $46K - $70K

69 salaries

$55,676/yr
$46K$70K

Research Scientist

Pioneer

$110,796/yr

Range: $91K - $156K

62 salaries

$110,796/yr
$91K$156K

Research Scientist

IBM

$152,335/yr

Range: $14K - $207K

57 salaries

$152,335/yr
$14K$207K

Research Scientist

University of Texas System

$59,352/yr

Range: $46K - $114K

52 salaries

$59,352/yr
$46K$114K

Research Scientist

Washington University in St. Louis

$51,228/yr

Range: $42K - $71K

50 salaries

$51,228/yr
$42K$71K

Research Scientist

KLA

$121,632/yr

Range: $107K - $183K

49 salaries

$121,632/yr
$107K$183K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$70,000
per year
A Scientist in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$135,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Additional Pay
$14k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$93,000
per year
A Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $93,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$125,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Knoxville, TN Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Knoxville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$84,925
per year
A Research Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $84,925 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$69,100
per year
A Research Scientist in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $69,100 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$95,000
per year
A Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k profit sharing
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,064
per year
A Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $80,064 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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