Principal Scientist Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 235 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: October 5, 2019
Average salary
$145,939 per year
  • Most Reported
$49,000
$292,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Principal Scientist make in the United States?

The average salary for a Principal Scientist is $145,939 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 235 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Principal Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Principal Scientist is 2-4 years.

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Principal Scientist salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$149,483 per year
$215,733 per year
$203,660 per year
$200,000 per year
$197,879 per year
$191,440 per year
$184,262 per year
$164,006 per year
$166,932 per year
$160,000 per year
Principal Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$163,005 per year
$170,364 per year
$131,861 per year
$193,694 per year
$161,183 per year