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Researcher salary in United States

How much does a Researcher make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $80,085
Low $36,478
High $175,821
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a researcher is $80,085 per year in the United States. 2.7k salaries reported, updated at December 7, 2023

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Top companies for Researchers in United States

  1. IBM
    32,777 reviews6 salaries reported
    $175,823per year
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Highest paying cities for Researchers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $153,853 per year
    214 salaries reported
  2. Arlington, VA
    $143,722 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Bethesda, MD
    $111,623 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $94,623 per year
    102 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $87,760 per year
    123 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $66,374 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $64,630 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Cincinnati, OH
    $56,268 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $52,299 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Where can a Researcher earn more?

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Most common benefits for Researchers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 569 ratings

56% of Researchers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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