Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Senior Research Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$139,114 / yrTotal Pay
$120,396 / yrBase Pay
$18,718 / yrAdditional Pay

$139,114

 / yr
$80K$308K
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The estimated total pay for a Senior Research Scientist is $139,114 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $120,396 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 $18,718 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 Senior Research Scientist?

Some related job titles are Chemist Salaries with median pay of $95,104, Principal Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $159,907, Principal Scientist Salaries with median pay of $151,631, Computer Vision Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $128,671.

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Curia
3.3

Curia

Senior Research Scientist

$91,012

 /yr
Range: $75K - $119K

$75K

$119K

$75,217 - $118,874 Range

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
4.0

$86,771

 /yr
Range: $75K - $126K

$75K

$126K

$74,902 - $126,000 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
3.9

Eli Lilly and Company

Senior Research Scientist

$147,062

 /yr
Range: $131K - $201K

$131K

$201K

$131,215 - $201,053 Range

Stanford University
4.4

Stanford University

Senior Research Scientist

$118,286

 /yr
Range: $98K - $166K

$98K

$166K

$97,752 - $166,380 Range

Merck
4.1

Merck

Senior Research Scientist

$118,510

 /yr
Range: $97K - $144K

$97K

$144K

$96,566 - $144,499 Range

Pfizer
4.1

Pfizer

Senior Research Scientist

$123,906

 /yr
Range: $106K - $137K

$106K

$137K

$105,836 - $137,305 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.1

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Senior Research Scientist

$83,355

 /yr
Range: $70K - $104K

$70K

$104K

$69,514 - $103,662 Range

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Battelle
3.6

Battelle

Senior Research Scientist

$146,532

 /yr
Range: $112K - $179K

$112K

$179K

$112,129 - $178,826 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
3.9

Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Research Scientist

$143,755

 /yr
Range: $125K - $171K

$125K

$171K

$124,728 - $170,545 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Senior Research Scientist

$183,198

 /yr
Range: $162K - $223K

$162K

$223K

$161,856 - $223,152 Range

Horizon Robotics
4.0

Horizon Robotics

Senior Research Scientist

$345,393

 /yr
Range: $345K - $345K

$345K

$345K

$345,393 - $345,393 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Senior Research Scientist

$166,300

 /yr
Range: $142K - $297K

$142K

$297K

$142,251 - $296,980 Range

Telcordia
3.2

Telcordia

Senior Research Scientist

$146,706

 /yr
Range: $129K - $161K

$129K

$161K

$129,174 - $161,393 Range

UT Southwestern Medical Center
3.9

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Senior Research Scientist

$79,083

 /yr
Range: $55K - $102K

$55K

$102K

$55,340 - $102,279 Range

Northeastern University
4.3

Northeastern University

Senior Research Scientist

$85,391

 /yr
Range: $70K - $210K

$70K

$210K

$69,898 - $210,220 Range

Science Systems and Applications
4.3

Science Systems and Applications

Senior Research Scientist

$104,146

 /yr
Range: $88K - $119K

$88K

$119K

$87,909 - $119,175 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Senior Research Scientist

$214,610

 /yr
Range: $191K - $259K

$191K

$259K

$190,794 - $259,489 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Senior Research Scientist

$126,070

 /yr
Range: $106K - $192K

$106K

$192K

$106,159 - $191,713 Range

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
4.1

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Senior Research Scientist

$159,176

 /yr
Range: $122K - $205K

$122K

$205K

$121,509 - $205,245 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Senior Research Scientist

$201,804

 /yr
Range: $170K - $229K

$170K

$229K

$169,967 - $229,184 Range

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$92,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Senior Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$105,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,000/yr
Stock Bonus$8,000/yr

8 days ago by a Senior Scientist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,000/yr

8 days ago by a Senior Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$135,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Senior Scientist with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

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

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

9 days ago by a Senior Scientist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$149,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$12,000/yr

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

$125,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Research Scientist is $117,936 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2623 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in United States is $182,894 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Research Scientist in United States is $76,049 per year.

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