Scientist Salaries

7,435 SalariesUpdated May 14, 2021

Average Base Pay
$86,939 / yr
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The national average salary for a Scientist is $86,939 in United States. Filter by location to see Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 7,435 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Scientist employees.

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Scientist

Amgen

$117,552/yr

Range: $13K - $173K

581 salaries

$117,552/yr
$13K$173K

Scientist - Hourly

Eurofins Scientific

$23/hr

Range: $16 - $52

390 salaries

$23/hr
$16$52

Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific

$81,074/yr

Range: $39K - $196K

377 salaries

$81,074/yr
$39K$196K

Scientist

Merck

$83,818/yr

Range: $39K - $234K

329 salaries

$83,818/yr
$39K$234K

Scientist

Genentech

$142,022/yr

Range: $54K - $210K

212 salaries

$142,022/yr
$54K$210K

Scientist

AstraZeneca

$91,710/yr

Range: $72K - $243K

202 salaries

$91,710/yr
$72K$243K

Scientist

Novartis

$92,367/yr

Range: $52K - $168K

195 salaries

$92,367/yr
$52K$168K

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Scientist

Johnson & Johnson

$90,645/yr

Range: $42K - $178K

162 salaries

$90,645/yr
$42K$178K

Scientist

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

$126,781/yr

Range: $64K - $243K

154 salaries

$126,781/yr
$64K$243K

Scientist

Roche

$85,213/yr

Range: $48K - $186K

146 salaries

$85,213/yr
$48K$186K

Scientist

Sanofi

$100,017/yr

Range: $59K - $173K

114 salaries

$100,017/yr
$59K$173K

Scientist

Frontage Laboratories

$60,979/yr

Range: $37K - $102K

113 salaries

$60,979/yr
$37K$102K

Scientist

Abbott

$80,710/yr

Range: $48K - $169K

100 salaries

$80,710/yr
$48K$169K

Scientist

Procter & Gamble

$95,014/yr

Range: $71K - $125K

90 salaries

$95,014/yr
$71K$125K

Scientist

Aerotek

$91,944/yr

Range: $34K - $128K

80 salaries

$91,944/yr
$34K$128K

Scientist

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

$128,923/yr

Range: $99K - $177K

77 salaries

$128,923/yr
$99K$177K

Scientist

BD

$82,645/yr

Range: $49K - $168K

73 salaries

$82,645/yr
$49K$168K

Scientist

BASF

$93,659/yr

Range: $59K - $140K

68 salaries

$93,659/yr
$59K$140K

Scientist

Janssen Research & Development

$107,141/yr

Range: $66K - $142K

67 salaries

$107,141/yr
$66K$142K

Scientist

Allergan

$108,556/yr

Range: $46K - $141K

66 salaries

$108,556/yr
$46K$141K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$25
hourly
An Edwards Life Sciences in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$58,222
per year
A Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $58,222 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$74,501
per year
A Scientist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $74,501 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$76,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $76,000 per year
Additional Pay
$800 cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$13
hourly
An Agronomy in the Mount Vernon, IL Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Mount Vernon, IL Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$88,521
per year
A Research Scientist in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $88,521 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$88,000
per year
A Scientist in the Lebanon, NH Area area reported making $88,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
Lebanon, NH Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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