SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$83,000
$55,000
Min 10%
$83,000
Median 50%
$127,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Walmart
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a scientist make?
The national average salary for a Scientist in the U.S. is $83,906 annually or $40.34 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $127,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $55,000 per year. Professional companies and Internet companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. California, Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and New Jersey have the highest paying Scientist jobs. The typical tenure for a Scientist is 3.4 years.

Average Scientist Salary By Company

Scientists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Internet companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Walmart and Lyft are the highest paying companies. Companies like Microsoft and Google also report very competitive wages for Scientists.

Average Scientist Salary By Location

As a Scientist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $83,906 per year or $40.34 per hour. Working in San Jose, CA as a Scientist will pay you the highest wages at around $104,041 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Jose, CA is $68,000. California, Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and New Jersey are the top 5 highest earning states for Scientists. Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Utah, and Mississippi are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$104,041
2
Philadelphia, PA
$85,911
3
Piscataway, NJ
$85,382
4
New York, NY
$84,930
5
Frederick, MD
$83,683

RECENTLY ADDED Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Cortech
Scientist
10/31/2019
$109,588
Hirelevel
Scientist
10/31/2019
$104,350
10/30/2019
$32,202
10/30/2019
$137,849
Scientist
10/29/2019
$59,801
Randstad
Scientist
10/25/2019
$85,150
Environmental Protection Agency
Scientist
10/25/2019
$59,173
10/22/2019
$59,436
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Scientist
10/18/2019
$110,231
Cybercoders
Scientist
10/17/2019
$105,000
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