RESEARCH SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
$51,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$127,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
South Dakota
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a research scientist make?
As a Research Scientist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $81,231 per year or $39.05 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $51,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $127,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Scientists are in Internet companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying Research Scientist jobs are South Dakota, California, Iowa, Nevada, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Research Scientist is 3.8 years.

Average Research Scientist Salary By Company

Research Scientists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Research Scientists are in Internet companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Research Scientists are Microsoft and Lyft. In addition, companies like Google and Facebook report highly competitive salaries for Research Scientists.

Average Research Scientist Salary By Location

As a Research Scientist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $81,231 per year or $39.05 per hour. Menlo Park, CA reports the highest Research Scientist salaries at $104,759 per year. Even as an entry-level Research Scientist, you will make $69,000 per year in Menlo Park, CA. South Dakota, California, Iowa, Nevada, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Research Scientists. The lowest earning states are Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Menlo Park, CA
$104,759
2
Milwaukee, WI
$84,955
3
Piscataway, NJ
$84,641
4
New York, NY
$84,369
5
Newark, DE
$83,934

RECENTLY ADDED Research Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
The University of Arizona
Research Scientist
10/31/2019
$52,425
Vivozon, Inc.
Research Scientist
10/31/2019
$45,000
Research Scientist
10/31/2019
$90,000
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Research Scientist
10/30/2019
$64,140
University of California
Research Scientist
10/26/2019
$53,496
University of Arizona
Research Scientist
10/26/2019
$52,425
Spherion
Research Scientist
10/25/2019
$85,000
New York State Civil Service
Research Scientist
10/22/2019
$69,603
10/19/2019
$42,512
University of New Mexico
Research Scientist
10/13/2019
$31,158
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