How much does a Staff Research Scientist make?

Updated Jan 20, 2022

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$134,521 /yr
Average Base Pay

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$80K

Low

$135K

Average

$226K

High

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How much does a Staff Research Scientist make? The national average salary for a Staff Research Scientist is $134,521 in United States. Filter by location to see Staff Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 140 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Staff Research Scientist employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Staff Research Scientist?

$134,521 /yr
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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Staff Scientist in United States of America

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$65,428

/yrAvg Base Salary

7 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

$174,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$30,000/yr
Stock Bonus$40,000/yr

9 days ago by a Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics with 4 to 6 years of experience

$128,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

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

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$124,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$2,000/yr

10 days ago by a Staff Scientist with more than 15 years of experience

$154,206

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist with more than 15 years of experience

$49,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$82,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$69,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$94,217

/yrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Visa Inc.
4

Visa Inc.

Staff Research Scientist

$192,933

 /yr
Range: $169K - $201K

$169K

$201K

$168,721 - $201,186 Range

Science Systems and Applications
4

Science Systems and Applications

Staff Research Scientist

$87,463

 /yr
Range: $71K - $89K

$71K

$89K

$70,737 - $89,266 Range

Google
4.5

Google

Staff Research Scientist

$237,630

 /yr
Range: $219K - $276K

$219K

$276K

$218,827 - $275,943 Range

Gladstone Institutes
4.8

Gladstone Institutes

Staff Research Scientist

$99,639

 /yr
Range: $90K - $137K

$90K

$137K

$89,900 - $136,759 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Staff Research Scientist

$176,275

 /yr
Range: $125K - $191K

$125K

$191K

$125,238 - $191,189 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Staff Research Scientist

$179,679

 /yr
Range: $141K - $219K

$141K

$219K

$141,119 - $219,173 Range

FireEye
3.9

FireEye

Staff Research Scientist

$188,738

 /yr
Range: $150K - $223K

$150K

$223K

$149,660 - $223,049 Range

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Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Staff Research Scientist

$156,578

 /yr
Range: $154K - $188K

$154K

$188K

$153,752 - $187,670 Range

General Motors (GM)
4

General Motors (GM)

Staff Research Scientist

$144,861

 /yr
Range: $126K - $159K

$126K

$159K

$125,543 - $158,965 Range

eBay
4.1

eBay

Staff Research Scientist

$184,296

 /yr
Range: $166K - $190K

$166K

$190K

$165,943 - $190,066 Range

Lyft
4

Lyft

Staff Research Scientist

$226,382

 /yr
Range: $226K - $241K

$226K

$241K

$226,382 - $240,790 Range

Bayer
4.1

Bayer

Staff Research Scientist

$133,159

 /yr
Range: $126K - $142K

$126K

$142K

$125,509 - $141,627 Range

Caltech (California)
4.5

Caltech (California)

Staff Research Scientist

$88,349

 /yr
Range: $79K - $100K

$79K

$100K

$78,805 - $99,611 Range

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.5

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Staff Research Scientist - Monthly

$12,588

 /mo
Range: $12K - $14K

$12K

$14K

$11,873 - $13,507 Range

United Technologies
3.5

United Technologies

Staff Research Scientist

$119,885

 /yr
Range: $116K - $164K

$116K

$164K

$116,209 - $164,194 Range

Desert Research Institute
4

Desert Research Institute

Staff Research Scientist

$59,875

 /yr
Range: $55K - $64K

$55K

$64K

$54,985 - $63,630 Range

UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

Staff Research Scientist
About 

$44K -$64K

$44K

$64K

$43,942 - $64,006 Range

Philips
3.8

Philips

Staff Research Scientist
About 

$139K -$149K

$139K

$149K

$139,428 - $149,014 Range

Washington University in St. Louis
4.3

Washington University in St. Louis

Staff Research Scientist
About 

$57K -$81K

$57K

$81K

$57,314 - $80,539 Range

Sanford Health
3.3

Sanford Health

Staff Research Scientist
About 

$55K -$77K

$55K

$77K

$54,602 - $77,203 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Staff Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Staff Research Scientist is $134,521 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Staff Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 140 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Staff Research Scientist in United States is $226,185 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Research Scientist in United States is $80,005 per year.

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