SENIOR SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$93,000
$63,000
Min 10%
$93,000
Median 50%
$135,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
4.9 years
How much does a senior scientist make?
The national average salary for a Senior Scientist in the U.S. is $93,304 annually or $44.86 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $135,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $64,000 per year. Technology companies and Pharmaceutical companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Senior Scientist salaries are Nevada, California, Arizona, Oregon, and New Mexico. Most Senior Scientists spend 4.9 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Scientist
$83,906

Average Senior Scientist Salary By Company

Senior Scientist jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Technology companies and Pharmaceutical companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Scientists. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Senior Scientists are Microsoft and Google. If you can find a job at a company like Nvidia or eBay, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Senior Scientists.

Average Senior Scientist Salary By Location

Senior Scientists in the United States of America make on average $93,304 a year or $44.86 per hour. The top city when it comes to Senior Scientist salaries is San Jose, CA at $126,878 per year. Even as an entry-level Senior Scientist, you will make $83,000 per year in San Jose, CA. Nevada, California, Arizona, Oregon, and New Mexico are the highest paying states. Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee have the lowest reported salaries for Senior Scientists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$126,878
2
Seattle, WA
$108,468
3
Piscataway, NJ
$100,469
4
New York, NY
$99,795
5
Rockville, MD
$98,121

Average Senior Scientist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Senior Scientist works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Senior Scientists. Hospitality companies pay Senior Scientists an average salary of $101,377, Technology companies pay $98,968, and Manufacturing companys come in at $97,695. The average salary for Senior Scientists in the Telecommunication industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $82,197.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Hospitality
$101,377
2
Technology
$98,968
3
Manufacturing
$97,695
4
Pharmaceutical
$96,421
5
Health Care
$95,761

RECENTLY ADDED Senior Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Virginia.gov
Senior Scientist
10/31/2019
$50,020
Senior Scientist
10/26/2019
$50,020
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Senior Scientist
10/12/2019
$82,008
10/11/2019
$53,830
10/09/2019
$140,000
10/07/2019
$168,165
Volt Workforce Solutions
Senior Scientist
10/04/2019
$103,140
Burtch Works
Senior Scientist
09/30/2019
$130,000
St. John's River Water Management District-Sa
Senior Scientist
09/26/2019
$62,317
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Senior Scientist
09/21/2019
$127,914
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