LEAD SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$123,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chevron
Highest Paying City
Redwood City, CA
Highest Paying State
New Mexico
Average Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a lead scientist make?
Lead Scientists in America make, on average, $85,039 a year or $40.88 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 65,000. The top 10 percent earn over $123,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $58,000 annually. Professional companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Lead Scientists. New Mexico, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona, and North Dakota have the highest paying Lead Scientist jobs. The typical employment for a Lead Scientist is 3.7 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Scientist
$83,906

Average Lead Scientist Salary By Company

There is good job security in Lead Scientist positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Lead Scientist jobs are in Professional companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Lead Scientists are Chevron and FICO. In addition, companies like Ambry Genetics and Sabic Innovative Plastics Holding US Lp report highly competitive salaries for Lead Scientists.

Average Lead Scientist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Lead Scientist in the USA is $85,039 annually or $40.88 hourly. The city with the highest Lead Scientist salary is Redwood City, CA at $118,334 per year. The average entry-level salary in Redwood City, CA is $76,000. Some of the states with the best Lead Scientist salaries are New Mexico, Nevada, Minnesota, Arizona, North Dakota, California, and South Dakota. The lowest earning states are Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Redwood City, CA
$118,334
2
Tempe, AZ
$112,994
3
Minneapolis, MN
$112,432
4
Seattle, WA
$106,691
5
Neenah, WI
$103,628

RECENTLY ADDED Lead Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Lead Scientist
10/26/2019
$75,864
Lead Scientist
09/24/2019
$75,864
08/26/2019
$117,191
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lead Scientist
08/26/2019
$110,231
Washington State
Lead Scientist
06/24/2019
$59,246
Lead Modeling Scientist
03/15/2019
$63,274
Artec Biotech, Inc.
Lead Scientist
03/15/2019
$100,000
Natureworks LLC
Lead Scientist
03/12/2019
$85,000
Corning Research & Development Corporation
Lead Scientist, Material Informatics and Cognitive Computing
03/01/2019
$105,630
Verisim Life, Inc.
Lead Dmpk Scientist
02/25/2019
$75,000
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