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How Much Does a Senior Research Fellow Earn In The United States?

Senior Research Fellow Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$70,000
$43,000
$70,000
$116,000
Senior research fellows in the United States make an average salary of $70,973 per year or $34.12 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $43,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $116,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, California, Nevada, Alaska, and Maryland provide the highest senior research fellow salaries.
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Where Senior Research Fellows Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior research fellows earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior Research Fellows Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a senior research fellow is roughly $70,973 per year, which boils down to $34.12 per hour. Interestingly enough, senior research fellows have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $128,639 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $72,000. Additionally, senior research fellows make more than the average salary in Baltimore, MD, Urban Honolulu, HI, Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE, and Philadelphia, PA. On a more broad level, senior research fellow salaries are highest in New Jersey, California, Nevada, Alaska, Maryland, Hawaii, and Connecticut. On the contrary, Alabama, Louisiana, and Utah offer the lowest senior research fellow salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$128,639
Avg. Salary
$44k
$173k
2. Baltimore, MD
$99,339
Avg. Salary
$44k
$173k
3. Urban Honolulu, HI
$98,685
Avg. Salary
$44k
$173k
4. Washington, DC
$94,923
Avg. Salary
$44k
$173k
5. Wilmington, DE
$94,251
Avg. Salary
$44k
$173k
6. Philadelphia, PA
$91,780
Avg. Salary
$44k
$173k

High Paying Senior Research Fellow Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Research Fellows The Most?

To earn a high income as a senior research fellow, working for Microsoft or Twitter might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like LinkedIn and Salesforce report highly competitive wages for senior research fellows.
Company
Avg. Salary
$98k
$187k
Avg. Salary
$98k
$187k
Avg. Salary
$98k
$187k
Avg. Salary
$98k
$187k
Avg. Salary
$98k
$187k
Avg. Salary
$98k
$187k

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Senior Research Fellow Salary History

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    Recently Added Senior Research Fellow Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Senior Researcher-Applied Cybersecurity
    Senior Researcher-Applied Cybersecurity
    Senior Researcher-Applied Cybersecurity
    Golden, CO
    Golden, CO
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $88,800
    $88,800
    01/23/2021
    Nrel
    Nrel
    Senior Researcher-Applied Cybersecurity
    Senior Researcher-Applied Cybersecurity
    Senior Researcher-Applied Cybersecurity
    Golden, CO
    Golden, CO
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $88,800
    $88,800
    01/23/2021
    SR. Researcher of Bioinformatics
    SR. Researcher of Bioinformatics
    Woburn, MA
    Woburn, MA
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $120,000
    $120,000
    01/22/2021
    SNR User Researcher
    SNR User Researcher
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $146,090
    $146,090
    01/13/2021
    SR Researcher and Evaluator
    SR Researcher and Evaluator
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    12/29/2020
    12/29/2020
    $70,520
    $70,520
    12/29/2020
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Senior Researcher
    Senior Researcher
    Senior Researcher
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    11/16/2020
    11/16/2020
    $59,703
    $59,703
    11/16/2020
    SR. User Researcher
    SR. User Researcher
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    11/05/2020
    11/05/2020
    $88,698
    $88,698
    11/05/2020
    Senior Level Researcher
    Senior Level Researcher
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    10/09/2020
    10/09/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/09/2020
    Senior Researcher
    Senior Researcher
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $63,900
    $63,900
    08/27/2020
    Senior Researcher
    Senior Researcher
    Columbus, OH
    Columbus, OH
    08/22/2020
    08/22/2020
    $70,000
    $70,000
    08/22/2020