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Research and Development Scientist (R and D Scientist) Salary

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Salary Data for Research and Development Scientist (R and D Scientist)

$76,603 (USD)/yr

$37 (USD)/hr

$1,961 (USD)/yr

$75,627 (USD)/yr

$36 (USD)/hr

$1,961 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various natural and synthetic or composite materials, including metals, alloys, rubber, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and glass. Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications. Includes glass scientists, ceramic scientists, metallurgical scientists, and polymer scientists.
The average research and development scientist (r and d scientist) salary in United States is $76,603 or an equivalent hourly rate of $37. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,961. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$54,551 (USD)

$94,763 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$88,804 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Research and Development Scientist (R and D Scientist) will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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