TECHNICAL SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
$59,000
Min 10%
$86,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Firmenich
Highest Paying City
South San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a technical scientist make?
Technical Scientists in America make, on average, $86,289 a year or $41.49 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 66,000. The top 10 percent earn over $125,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $59,000 annually. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Technical Scientists are Technology companies and Pharmaceutical companies. North Dakota, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona have the highest paying Technical Scientist jobs. The typical tenure for a Technical Scientist is 2.9 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Scientist
$83,906

Average Technical Scientist Salary By Company

Technical 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 Technical Scientists. Firmenich and Actavis LLC are the best paying companies for Technical Scientists. If you can find a job at a company like Amazon or NanoString Technologies, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Technical Scientists.

Average Technical Scientist Salary By Location

As a Technical Scientist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $86,289 per year or $41.49 per hour. Technical Scientists make the most in South San Francisco, CA at about $117,855 per year. The South San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Technical Scientists is $76,000. North Dakota, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona are the top 5 highest earning states for Technical Scientists. Mississippi, West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
South San Francisco, CA
$117,855
2
Seattle, WA
$106,548
3
Orem, UT
$96,885
4
Madison, WI
$94,258
5
Hartford, CT
$93,886

Average Technical Scientist Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Technical Scientist works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Technology companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Technical Scientists. Retail companies pay Technical Scientists an average salary of $97,746, Technology companies pay $93,613, and Professional companys come in at $91,521. The average salary for Technical Scientists in the Pharmaceutical industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $75,140.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Retail
$97,746
2
Technology
$93,613
3
Professional
$91,521
4
Health Care
$91,330
5
Manufacturing
$85,130

RECENTLY ADDED Technical Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Kelly Services
Technical Scientist
10/04/2019
$65,219
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/26/2019
$46,000
Moxtek Inc.
Research and Technology Scientist
03/22/2019
$85,592
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$46,000
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$46,000
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$46,000
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$46,000
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$46,000
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$60,000
Novitium Pharma LLC
Scientist-Pharmaceutical Technology
03/20/2019
$46,000
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