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Research Scientist Salary

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Salary Data for Research Scientist

$88,697 (USD)/yr

$43 (USD)/hr

$2,466 (USD)/yr

$87,548 (USD)/yr

$42 (USD)/hr

$2,466 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Researches and studies the structures and chemical properties of various materials to develop new products or enhance existing ones. Determines ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials for use in a variety of products. Analyzes, performing quantitative and qualitative analyses, in order to determine the chemical and physical properties of materials, liquids, systems, formulae, or other unknowns. Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles. Excludes paraprofessional positions.
The average research scientist salary in United States is $88,697 or an equivalent hourly rate of $43. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,466. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$62,712 (USD)

$109,905 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$102,825 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Research Scientist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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