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$56,895

Average Base Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,206

Average Bonus
The average scientist senior salary in United States is $56,895 or an equivalent hourly rate of $27. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,206. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$42,386

Entry Level Salary

$75,801

Senior Level Salary
An entry level scientist senior (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $42,386. On the other end, a senior level scientist senior (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $75,801.

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Job Description
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Excludes “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (19-1023), "Conservation Scientists" (19-1031), "Forest and Conservation Technicians" (19-4093), "Fish and Game Wardens" (33-3031), and "Forest and Conservation Workers" (45-4011).
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