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The average research and development scientist (r and d scientist) salary in Alabama, United States is $68,152 or an hourly rate of $33. This is 7% lower (-$5,402) than the average research and development scientist (r and d scientist) salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,745.
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Entry Level Salary


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An entry level research and development scientist (r and d scientist) (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $45,544. On the other end, a senior level research and development scientist (r and d scientist) (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $83,122.
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.

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