Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Scientist I make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$90,692 / yrTotal Pay
$66,306 / yrBase Pay
$24,385 / yrAdditional Pay

$90,692

 / yr
$24K$348K
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The estimated total pay for a Scientist I is $90,692 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $66,306 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 $24,385 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 Scientist I?

Some related job titles are Phd Scientist Salaries with median pay of $110,320, Senior Scientist Salaries with median pay of $116,286, Associate Scientist II Salaries with median pay of $86,643, Scientist II Salaries with median pay of $92,293.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Scientist I

$58,746

 /yr
Range: $44K - $94K

$44K

$94K

$44,414 - $94,024 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Scientist I - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $30

$17

$30

$17 - $30 Range

Novartis
4.2

Novartis

Scientist I

$105,560

 /yr
Range: $61K - $124K

$61K

$124K

$61,135 - $123,958 Range

Biogen
4.0

Biogen

Scientist I

$121,161

 /yr
Range: $101K - $137K

$101K

$137K

$100,638 - $137,300 Range

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
3.8

$106,896

 /yr
Range: $95K - $139K

$95K

$139K

$94,871 - $139,199 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
3.9

$111,352

 /yr
Range: $91K - $137K

$91K

$137K

$91,040 - $136,753 Range

AstraZeneca
4.1

AstraZeneca

Scientist I

$117,339

 /yr
Range: $107K - $135K

$107K

$135K

$106,798 - $134,658 Range

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Merck
4.1

Merck

Scientist I

$90,454

 /yr
Range: $72K - $112K

$72K

$112K

$72,074 - $112,062 Range

The Clorox Company
3.9

$82,575

 /yr
Range: $76K - $100K

$76K

$100K

$75,872 - $99,744 Range

Pace Analytical
2.9

Pace Analytical

Scientist I - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $54

$16

$54

$16 - $54 Range

AbbVie
3.9

AbbVie

Scientist I

$96,267

 /yr
Range: $83K - $120K

$83K

$120K

$83,495 - $119,944 Range

Illumina
4.2

Illumina

Scientist I

$102,977

 /yr
Range: $95K - $126K

$95K

$126K

$95,010 - $125,722 Range

KBI Biopharma
3.6

KBI Biopharma

Scientist I

$92,707

 /yr
Range: $84K - $117K

$84K

$117K

$84,302 - $116,882 Range

MedImmune

MedImmune

Scientist I

$114,649

 /yr
Range: $111K - $127K

$111K

$127K

$111,352 - $127,304 Range

Boehringer Ingelheim
4.1

$63,759

 /yr
Range: $49K - $86K

$49K

$86K

$49,256 - $85,529 Range

University of Kentucky
4.1

$54,169

 /yr
Range: $45K - $73K

$45K

$73K

$45,289 - $72,842 Range

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
4.0

$122,165

 /yr
Range: $110K - $133K

$110K

$133K

$110,388 - $132,612 Range

Zymergen
3.2

Zymergen

Scientist I

$116,432

 /yr
Range: $109K - $120K

$109K

$120K

$108,991 - $120,356 Range

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
3.3

$76K

$95K

$76,366 - $94,760 Range

Amneal Pharmaceuticals
3.6

$57,958

 /yr
Range: $42K - $59K

$42K

$59K

$41,501 - $59,401 Range

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$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Research Scientist I with more than 15 years of experience

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Scientist I with 1 to 3 years of experience

$73,000

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

9 days ago by a Scientist I with 1 to 3 years of experience

$101,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$3,000/yr

9 days ago by a Scientist I with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$73,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$3,000/yr

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

$49,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Life Science Research Professional I with less than one year of experience

$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Scientist I with 1 to 3 years of experience

$66,950

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Scientist I with 1 to 3 years of experience

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$8,000/yr
Stock Bonus$8,000/yr

12 days ago by a Scientist I with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist I salaries

The national average salary for a Scientist I is $78,270 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Scientist I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1857 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist I employees.

The highest salary for a Scientist I in United States is $122,541 per year.

The lowest salary for a Scientist I in United States is $49,993 per year.

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