Research Scientist Salaries in United States

14,542 SalariesUpdated Jun 19, 2021

Average Base Pay
$96,282 / yr
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How much does a Research Scientist make?

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $96,282 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 14,542 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

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Research Scientist

Facebook

$168,025/yr

Range: $143K - $298K

1,494 salaries

$168,025/yr
$143K$298K

Research Scientist

Amazon

$147,074/yr

Range: $44K - $194K

493 salaries

$147,074/yr
$44K$194K

Research Scientist

NVIDIA

$165,776/yr

Range: $134K - $296K

466 salaries

$165,776/yr
$134K$296K

Research Scientist

Intel Corporation

$157,921/yr

Range: $30K - $255K

429 salaries

$157,921/yr
$30K$255K

Research Scientist

MIT

$78,019/yr

Range: $40K - $202K

419 salaries

$78,019/yr
$40K$202K

Research Scientist

University of Washington

$61,108/yr

Range: $29K - $159K

328 salaries

$61,108/yr
$29K$159K

Research Scientist

Eli Lilly and Company

$128,336/yr

Range: $71K - $183K

261 salaries

$128,336/yr
$71K$183K

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Research Scientist

Battelle

$96,728/yr

Range: $66K - $143K

235 salaries

$96,728/yr
$66K$143K

Research Scientist

Google

$158,121/yr

Range: $84K - $281K

219 salaries

$158,121/yr
$84K$281K

Research Scientist

University of Virginia

$58,914/yr

Range: $47K - $115K

164 salaries

$58,914/yr
$47K$115K

Research Scientist

MD Anderson Cancer Center

$64,060/yr

Range: $48K - $107K

133 salaries

$64,060/yr
$48K$107K

Research Scientist

Research Foundation of State University New York

$63,462/yr

Range: $47K - $101K

133 salaries

$63,462/yr
$47K$101K

Research Scientist

The Ohio State University

$67,278/yr

Range: $48K - $131K

123 salaries

$67,278/yr
$48K$131K

Research Scientist

NYU Langone Health

$64,523/yr

Range: $40K - $110K

119 salaries

$64,523/yr
$40K$110K

Research Scientist

UT Southwestern Medical Center

$58,723/yr

Range: $43K - $79K

118 salaries

$58,723/yr
$43K$79K

Research Scientist

Amneal Pharmaceuticals

$78,786/yr

Range: $41K - $139K

118 salaries

$78,786/yr
$41K$139K

Research Scientist

Siemens

$119,140/yr

Range: $100K - $138K

107 salaries

$119,140/yr
$100K$138K

Research Scientist

Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

$64,950/yr

Range: $49K - $126K

104 salaries

$64,950/yr
$49K$126K

Research Scientist

KLA

$131,855/yr

Range: $105K - $214K

103 salaries

$131,855/yr
$105K$214K

Research Scientist

Seattle Children's

$66,893/yr

Range: $41K - $113K

98 salaries

$66,893/yr
$41K$113K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$30,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$20,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $20,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$40,000
per year
A Fisheries Scientist in the Manchester, NH Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Manchester, NH Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$65,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$27,000
per year
A Scientist in the Rocky Mount, NC Area area reported making $27,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Rocky Mount, NC Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$100,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Scientist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$105,000
per year
A Scientist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $105,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public