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Research Scientist Salary

$89,830 (USD)

Average Salary

$43/hr

Average Hourly

$2,497

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Research Scientist is $89,830 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Research Scientist is between $63,513 and $111,309. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Research Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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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.
Research Scientist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Materials Scientists

Job family population: 7,730

Estimated population of Research Scientist jobs: 2,132

Rate of error: 5.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$104,138
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Research Scientist Job Listings for United States

AI Deep Learning Research Scientist -250K + Equity
Oct 30
Austin, TX, USA
Cloud Automation Startup
We are looking for a Machine Learning/Deep Learning Research Scientist to join our stealth startup and help us build a cutting edge cloud AI service. You will come up with new techniques in ...
Scientist II/Research Associate II, Irvine, CA
Nov 19
Irvine, CA, USA
Kelly Services
Scientist II/Research Associate II, Irvine, CA Job Function: We are seeking an individual to conduct research under the direction of a senior scientist supervisor leading to the development of new or ...
Research Associate
Nov 13
San Diego, CA, USA
CyberCoders
If you're an experienced Research Scientist with at least a B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or related sciences field, please apply today! - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders ...
Senior / Lead Research Scientist - Salesforce Research
Sep 16
California - Palo Alto, United States
Salesforce
As a research scientist, you discover new research problems, develop novel models, design careful experiments and generally advance the state of the art in AI. At Salesforce, the research team is ...
PET/CT Research Associate
Nov 8
Bethesda, United States
Medical Science & Computing (MSC)
Medical Science & Computing is searching for a PET/CT Research Associate. This is a full-time position in support of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, MD. Assist in conducting ...

The average pay for a Research Scientist is $89,830 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Research Scientist is between $63,513 and $111,309. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Research Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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