Research Scientist Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 1,084 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: December 16, 2018
Average salary
$74,573 per year
  • Most Reported
$14,000
$184,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Research Scientist is $74,573 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 1,084 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Research Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Research Scientist is 2-4 years.
Research Scientist salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$156,533 per year
$131,823 per year
$120,692 per year
$110,682 per year
$105,666 per year
$96,043 per year
$90,260 per year
$87,689 per year
$86,005 per year
$114,924 per year
Research Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$74,827 per year
$77,256 per year
$79,291 per year
$73,355 per year
$126,960 per year

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