Senior Development Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$92,000
$71,000
Min 10%
$92,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Alere
Highest Paying City
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a senior development scientist make?
Senior Development Scientists in America make an average salary of $92,104 per year or $44.28 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $118,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $71,000 per year. Pharmaceutical companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Senior Development Scientist salaries are New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, and Nevada. The typical tenure for a Senior Development Scientist is 3.6 years.

Average Senior Development Scientist Salary By Location

As a Senior Development Scientist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $92,104 per year or $44.28 per hour. The city with the highest Senior Development Scientist salary is Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at $116,690 per year. The average starting salary in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ for Senior Development Scientists is $77,000. Some of the states with the best Senior Development Scientist salaries are New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Maine, Nevada, Hawaii, and California. On the other hand, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Mississippi, and Nebraska report the lowest wages for Senior Development Scientists.

Map of Senior Development Scientist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Development Scientists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Senior Development Scientist Salary By Company

Senior Development Scientists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Pharmaceutical companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Development Scientists. Alere and Genentech are the highest paying companies. Companies like Fresenius Kabi and Corning also report very competitive wages for Senior Development Scientists.

Average Senior Development Scientist Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Development Scientists can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Manufacturing companies, Health Care companies, and Technology companies pay their Senior Development Scientists well. Manufacturing companies pay their Senior Development Scientists the highest wages, averaging $99,104 per year. Health Care companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $96,256 and $93,964, respectively. The average salary for Senior Development Scientists in the Pharmaceutical industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $88,552.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$99,104
$99k
Health Care
Health Care
$96,256
$96k
Technology
Technology
$93,964
$94k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$88,552
$89k

Senior Development Scientist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Development Scientist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Senior Development Scientist-Digestive Health
08/20/2019
$109,117
Senior Development Scientist-Digestive Health
08/20/2019
$112,757
SR. Scientist Analytical Development
08/13/2019
$128,000
Senior Scientist 1, Process Development
07/09/2019
$106,226
Celgene Corporation
SR. Scientist, Late Stage Translational Development
04/24/2019
$118,000
Senior Fiber/Microfiber Development Scientist
04/09/2019
$108,077
Perkinelmer Health Sciences, Inc.
Senior Development Scientist
04/08/2019
$77,646
ADMA Biologics, Inc.
Senior Analytical Development Scientist
03/21/2019
$86,500
SR. Scientist, Preclinical Development
03/15/2019
$107,661
Senior Scientist, Preclinical Development
03/12/2019
$93,496
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