RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$128,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Facebook
Highest Paying City
South San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
New Mexico
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a research and development scientist make?
Research And Development Scientists in the US make on average $87,111 annually or $41.88 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $128,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. States with the highest Research And Development Scientist salaries include New Mexico, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon. Most Research And Development Scientists spend 3.2 years in the position.
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Average Research And Development Scientist Salary By Company

Research And Development Scientists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Research And Development Scientists are Technology companies and Professional companies. Facebook and Apple are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Shell and RCM Technologies report highly competitive salaries for Research And Development Scientists.

Average Research And Development Scientist Salary By Location

Research And Development Scientists in the United States of America make on average $87,111 a year or $41.88 per hour. Working in South San Francisco, CA as a Research And Development Scientist will pay you the highest wages at around $106,328 per year. Even as an entry-level Research And Development Scientist, you will make $69,000 per year in South San Francisco, CA. New Mexico, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon are the states with the highest payscale for Research And Development Scientists. Tennessee, Mississippi, Alaska, Alabama, and Louisiana are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
South San Francisco, CA
$106,328
2
Chandler, AZ
$90,877
3
Albany, OR
$88,760
4
Plymouth, MN
$87,707
5
Plano, TX
$86,880

Average Research And Development Scientist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Research And Development Scientist works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Internet companies, Manufacturing companies, and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest salaries for Research And Development Scientists. Internet companies pay their Research And Development Scientists the highest wages, averaging $97,777 per year. Manufacturing companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $91,120 and $88,681, respectively. The types of companies that pay Research And Development Scientists the least are in the Pharmaceutical industry, where the average annual salary is $80,758.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$97,777
2
Manufacturing
$91,120
3
Hospitality
$88,681
4
Technology
$85,807
5
Health Care
$84,731

RECENTLY ADDED Research And Development Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Research and Development Scientist
10/31/2019
$98,900
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Research and Development Scientist
10/30/2019
$309,310
University of Texas at Austin
Research and Development Scientist
10/09/2019
$82,000
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Research and Development Scientist
09/19/2019
$98,900
Boise State University Alumni
Research and Development Scientist
09/14/2019
$40,000
Boise State University
Research and Development Scientist
09/13/2019
$40,000
Adecco Staffing
Research and Development Scientist
07/27/2019
$93,915
Adecco Staffing
Research and Development Scientist
07/19/2019
$31,305
Langley Research Center
Research and Development Scientist
06/19/2019
$62,365
j National
Research and Development Scientist
06/10/2019
$69,581
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