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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 Scientist make?

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

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Research Scientist$77K

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Scientist

Amgen

$114,337/yr

Range: $72K - $156K

242 salaries

$114,337/yr
$72K$156K

Scientist

Merck

$82,305/yr

Range: $62K - $108K

166 salaries

$82,305/yr
$62K$108K

Scientist

Pfizer

$92,977/yr

Range: $53K - $111K

137 salaries

$92,977/yr
$53K$111K

Scientist

Genentech

$140,341/yr

Range: $99K - $177K

114 salaries

$140,341/yr
$99K$177K

Scientist - Hourly

Eurofins Scientific

$20/hr

Range: $16 - $33

111 salaries

$20/hr
$16$33

Scientist

Novartis

$94,029/yr

Range: $60K - $111K

101 salaries

$94,029/yr
$60K$111K

Scientist - Hourly

PPD

$22/hr

Range: $20 - $28

90 salaries

$22/hr
$20$28

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Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific

$55,925/yr

Range: $42K - $127K

77 salaries

$55,925/yr
$42K$127K

Scientist

AstraZeneca

$102,664/yr

Range: $79K - $120K

67 salaries

$102,664/yr
$79K$120K

Scientist

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

$102,458/yr

Range: $86K - $128K

62 salaries

$102,458/yr
$86K$128K

Scientist

Bristol Myers Squibb

$98,832/yr

Range: $78K - $139K

58 salaries

$98,832/yr
$78K$139K

Scientist

Roche

$78,060/yr

Range: $55K - $139K

58 salaries

$78,060/yr
$55K$139K

Scientist

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

$94,425/yr

Range: $84K - $124K

57 salaries

$94,425/yr
$84K$124K

Scientist

PPD

$48,825/yr

Range: $41K - $71K

56 salaries

$48,825/yr
$41K$71K

Scientist

Sanofi

$98,820/yr

Range: $67K - $122K

53 salaries

$98,820/yr
$67K$122K

Scientist

Catalent Pharma

$66,546/yr

Range: $50K - $99K

51 salaries

$66,546/yr
$50K$99K

Scientist

Johnson & Johnson

$99,539/yr

Range: $48K - $134K

49 salaries

$99,539/yr
$48K$134K

Scientist

Allergan

$103,328/yr

Range: $48K - $118K

46 salaries

$103,328/yr
$48K$118K

Scientist

Procter & Gamble

$99,447/yr

Range: $79K - $117K

46 salaries

$99,447/yr
$79K$117K

Scientist

Raytheon BBN Technologies

$120,655/yr

Range: $112K - $136K

45 salaries

$120,655/yr
$112K$136K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$77,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $77,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$72,000
per year
A Scientist in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$89,484
per year
A Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $89,484 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$184,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $184,000 per year
Additional Pay
$28k cash bonus
$80k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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