How much does a Scientist make in the United States?
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
Best-paid skills and qualifications for scientists
The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 7.90% since 2018. Scientists with this skill earn +49.54% more than the average base salary, which is $100,672 per year.
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
|Top field of study|
Computational Biology Degree
Computer Science Degree
62% of Scientists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
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