How much does a Scientist III make?

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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$93,629 /yr
Average Base Pay

550 salaries

$67K

Low

$94K

Average

$131K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Scientist III is $93,629 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Scientist III salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 550 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Scientist III employees.

Seniority Levels

L3
Research Scientist III$92,290 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$129,871 /yr
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Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Scientist III

$87,603

 /yr
Range: $67K - $118K
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$67K

$118K

$66,738 - $118,371 Range

Battelle
3.8

Battelle

Scientist III

$110,212

 /yr
Range: $100K - $128K

$100K

$128K

$99,619 - $128,038 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Scientist III - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $26 - $40

$26

$40

$26 - $40 Range

Amneal Pharmaceuticals
3.8

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Scientist III

$78,786

 /yr
Range: $63K - $83K

$63K

$83K

$62,924 - $82,927 Range

Boehringer Ingelheim
4.1

Boehringer Ingelheim

Scientist III

$93,872

 /yr
Range: $71K - $110K

$71K

$110K

$71,021 - $109,720 Range

Los Alamos National Laboratory
4.1

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Scientist III

$147,303

 /yr
Range: $135K - $160K

$135K

$160K

$135,393 - $159,567 Range

Life Technologies
2.9

Life Technologies

Scientist III

$88,413

 /yr
Range: $66K - $105K

$66K

$105K

$66,347 - $105,185 Range

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Alliance for Sustainable Energy

Alliance for Sustainable Energy

Scientist III

$91,449

 /yr
Range: $76K - $98K

$76K

$98K

$75,554 - $97,624 Range

Zymergen
3.2

Zymergen

Scientist III

$141,907

 /yr
Range: $131K - $160K

$131K

$160K

$131,183 - $160,000 Range

Kimberly-Clark
4

Kimberly-Clark

Scientist III

$102,500

 /yr
Range: $94K - $106K

$94K

$106K

$93,622 - $106,458 Range

Tufts University
4.4

Tufts University

Scientist III

$58,868

 /yr
Range: $57K - $72K

$57K

$72K

$56,532 - $72,101 Range

Caltech (California)
4.4

Caltech (California)

Scientist III

$130,257

 /yr
Range: $115K - $133K

$115K

$133K

$114,581 - $132,768 Range

Patheon
2.6

Patheon

Scientist III

$81,373

 /yr
Range: $58K - $107K

$58K

$107K

$58,010 - $106,849 Range

General Atomics
3.7

General Atomics

Scientist III

$103,400

 /yr
Range: $92K - $108K

$92K

$108K

$92,210 - $108,110 Range

BASF
3.8

BASF

Scientist III

$96,737

 /yr
Range: $87K - $142K

$87K

$142K

$87,015 - $141,671 Range

Shaw Group
3

Shaw Group

Scientist III

$80,704

 /yr
Range: $59K - $100K

$59K

$100K

$58,742 - $100,022 Range

Amyris
3.7

Amyris

Scientist III

$130,554

 /yr
Range: $124K - $161K

$124K

$161K

$124,043 - $160,840 Range

Ben Venue
2.9

Ben Venue

Scientist III

$114,993

 /yr
Range: $92K - $127K

$92K

$127K

$91,589 - $126,513 Range

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4.1

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Scientist III

$110,719

 /yr
Range: $100K - $134K

$100K

$134K

$100,158 - $134,273 Range

National Renewable Energy Lab
4.2

National Renewable Energy Lab

Scientist III

$101,760

 /yr
Range: $87K - $107K

$87K

$107K

$86,839 - $107,048 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist III salaries

The national average salary for a Scientist III is $93,629 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Scientist III salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 550 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist III employees.

The highest salary for a Scientist III in United States is $130,891 per year.

The lowest salary for a Scientist III in United States is $66,975 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$75,000
per year
A Scientist III in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Scientist III in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$78,517
per year
A Scientist III in the Bend, OR Area area reported making $78,517 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Bend, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
A Scientist III in the Huntsville, AL Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Huntsville, AL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$69,999
per year
A Scientist III in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $69,999 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$110,000
per year
A Research Scientist III in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Additional Pay
$11k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$130,000
per year
A Scientist III in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$77,000
per year
A Research Scientist III in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $77,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$60,000
per year
A Scientist III in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$132,000
per year
A Research Scientist III in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $132,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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