Research scientist salary in United States
How much does a Research Scientist make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a research scientist is $99,361 per year in the United States. 2.6k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Research Scientists
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Most common benefits for Research Scientists
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 108 ratings
65% of Research Scientists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Research Scientist
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