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The average scientific researcher salary in United States is $82,848 or an equivalent hourly rate of $40. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,303. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level scientific researcher (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $53,519. On the other end, a senior level scientific researcher (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $102,235.

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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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