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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Senior Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$116,105 / yrTotal Pay
$92,480 / yrBase Pay
$23,625 / yrAdditional Pay

$116,105

 / yr
$50K$278K
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The estimated total pay for a Senior Scientist is $116,105 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $92,480 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 $23,625 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. The typical Senior Scientist salary is $92,480. Salaries can range from $49,747 - $277,972. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Senior Scientist in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $116,105.

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What are some related job titles for Senior Scientist?

Some related job titles are Principal Scientist Salaries with median pay of $147,989, Research Associate Salaries with median pay of $77,366, Associate Scientist Salaries with median pay of $85,476, Research Scientist Salaries with median pay of $96,344.

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Pfizer
4.2

Pfizer

Senior Scientist

$118,609

 /yr
Range: $90K - $229K

$90K

$229K

$89,977 - $228,897 Range

Merck
4.1

Merck

Senior Scientist

$126,927

 /yr
Range: $28K - $197K

$28K

$197K

$28,146 - $197,061 Range

PPD
4.0

PPD

Senior Scientist

$66,663

 /yr
Range: $56K - $88K

$56K

$88K

$55,539 - $87,534 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.9

GlaxoSmithKline

Senior Scientist

$93,098

 /yr
Range: $73K - $159K

$73K

$159K

$72,968 - $158,912 Range

Amgen
4.1

Amgen

Senior Scientist

$150,679

 /yr
Range: $116K - $227K

$116K

$227K

$116,483 - $227,114 Range

AstraZeneca
4.1

AstraZeneca

Senior Scientist

$122,391

 /yr
Range: $100K - $194K

$100K

$194K

$100,000 - $193,798 Range

Procter & Gamble
4.2

Procter & Gamble

Senior Scientist

$139,726

 /yr
Range: $109K - $173K

$109K

$173K

$108,909 - $173,475 Range

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Roche
4.2

Roche

Senior Scientist

$104,101

 /yr
Range: $78K - $172K

$78K

$172K

$78,243 - $172,175 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Senior Scientist

$76,504

 /yr
Range: $52K - $116K

$52K

$116K

$52,348 - $116,059 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
3.9

Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Scientist

$134,884

 /yr
Range: $90K - $162K

$90K

$162K

$90,104 - $162,076 Range

Abbott
3.9

Abbott

Senior Scientist

$109,977

 /yr
Range: $94K - $150K

$94K

$150K

$93,688 - $149,886 Range

Johnson & Johnson
4.2

Johnson & Johnson

Senior Scientist

$119,300

 /yr
Range: $89K - $157K

$89K

$157K

$88,847 - $156,697 Range

Genentech
4.3

Genentech

Senior Scientist

$198,114

 /yr
Range: $128K - $275K

$128K

$275K

$128,160 - $275,382 Range

MilliporeSigma
3.9

MilliporeSigma

Senior Scientist

$94,828

 /yr
Range: $68K - $142K

$68K

$142K

$67,578 - $142,305 Range

Novartis
4.2

Novartis

Senior Scientist

$116,993

 /yr
Range: $94K - $150K

$94K

$150K

$93,698 - $150,093 Range

Sanofi
3.9

Sanofi

Senior Scientist

$130,762

 /yr
Range: $100K - $175K

$100K

$175K

$100,000 - $175,323 Range

Boehringer Ingelheim
4.1

Boehringer Ingelheim

Senior Scientist

$131,900

 /yr
Range: $120K - $162K

$120K

$162K

$120,166 - $161,770 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior Scientist

$92,775

 /yr
Range: $67K - $157K

$67K

$157K

$67,376 - $157,310 Range

Washington University in St. Louis
4.3

$54K

$82K

$54,000 - $82,188 Range

The Clorox Company
3.9

The Clorox Company

Senior Scientist

$128,721

 /yr
Range: $107K - $145K

$107K

$145K

$106,718 - $145,402 Range

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$155,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$22,000/yr

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

$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$21,000/yr

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

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,400/yr

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

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$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Sr. Research Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$87,000

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

9 days ago by a Sr associate scientist with 10 to 14 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Senior Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Senior Scientist is $112,273 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5945 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Scientist in United States is $158,159 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Scientist in United States is $79,700 per year.

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