How much does a Senior Research Scientist make?

Updated Jun 23, 2021

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$115,654 /yr
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2,515 salaries

$75K

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$116K

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$179K

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The national average salary for a Senior Research Scientist is $115,654 in United States. Filter by location to see Senior Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,515 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Senior Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

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Senior Research Scientist$115,654 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$130,000 /yr
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AMRI
3.2

AMRI

Senior Research Scientist

$88,720

 /yr
Range: $74K - $110K
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$74K

$110K

$73,753 - $110,094 Range

Memorial Sloan Kettering
4

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Senior Research Scientist

$80,587

 /yr
Range: $70K - $116K

$70K

$116K

$70,000 - $115,670 Range

Eli Lilly and Company
4.1

Eli Lilly and Company

Senior Research Scientist

$136,529

 /yr
Range: $122K - $186K

$122K

$186K

$121,523 - $186,203 Range

Merck
4.2

Merck

Senior Research Scientist

$109,756

 /yr
Range: $89K - $134K

$89K

$134K

$89,433 - $133,826 Range

Pfizer
4.2

Pfizer

Senior Research Scientist

$122,230

 /yr
Range: $98K - $130K

$98K

$130K

$98,018 - $129,904 Range

Battelle
3.9

Battelle

Senior Research Scientist

$135,030

 /yr
Range: $104K - $166K

$104K

$166K

$103,847 - $165,582 Range

MD Anderson Cancer Center
4.2

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Senior Research Scientist

$77,967

 /yr
Range: $66K - $96K

$66K

$96K

$66,360 - $96,005 Range

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Stanford University

Senior Research Scientist

$108,754

 /yr
Range: $75K - $160K

$75K

$160K

$75,203 - $159,791 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
4.1

Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Research Scientist

$134,783

 /yr
Range: $116K - $158K

$116K

$158K

$115,515 - $157,948 Range

Intel Corporation
4.1

Intel Corporation

Senior Research Scientist

$167,783

 /yr
Range: $150K - $207K

$150K

$207K

$149,900 - $206,669 Range

3.8

Horizon Robotics

Senior Research Scientist

$319,881

 /yr
Range: $320K - $320K

$320K

$320K

$319,881 - $319,881 Range

Telcordia
3.2

Telcordia

Senior Research Scientist

$135,870

 /yr
Range: $120K - $149K

$120K

$149K

$119,632 - $149,472 Range

NVIDIA
4.7

NVIDIA

Senior Research Scientist

$198,758

 /yr
Range: $177K - $240K

$177K

$240K

$176,701 - $240,322 Range

Science Systems and Applications
4.3

Science Systems and Applications

Senior Research Scientist

$94,613

 /yr
Range: $81K - $118K

$81K

$118K

$80,714 - $118,211 Range

Northeastern University
4.3

Northeastern University

Senior Research Scientist

$78,325

 /yr
Range: $65K - $100K

$65K

$100K

$64,735 - $100,199 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Senior Research Scientist

$117,461

 /yr
Range: $98K - $178K

$98K

$178K

$98,318 - $177,552 Range

UT Southwestern Medical Center
4

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Senior Research Scientist

$73,241

 /yr
Range: $49K - $142K

$49K

$142K

$49,009 - $142,162 Range

Schlumberger
3.7

Schlumberger

Senior Research Scientist

$138,445

 /yr
Range: $127K - $144K

$127K

$144K

$127,101 - $143,990 Range

Nuance
3.8

Nuance

Senior Research Scientist

$136,447

 /yr
Range: $108K - $174K

$108K

$174K

$108,424 - $173,959 Range

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
3.6

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Senior Research Scientist

$151,089

 /yr
Range: $134K - $190K

$134K

$190K

$133,810 - $190,085 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$106,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $106,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
$7k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$106,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $106,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
$7k stock bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$180,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $180,000 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
$25k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$112,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $112,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Sr. Research Scientist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$122,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $122,000 per year
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Senior Scientist in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
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