Research Scientist Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 2,154 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: July 15, 2018
Average salary
$71,584 per year
  • Most Reported
$14,000
$172,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Research Scientist is $71,584 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 2,154 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
$136,425 per year
$125,255 per year
$114,447 per year
$113,130 per year
$105,773 per year
$98,475 per year
$93,009 per year
$93,591 per year
$97,487 per year
$86,811 per year
Research Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$68,808 per year
$72,984 per year
$65,934 per year
$75,163 per year
$71,113 per year

Research Scientist job openings

Staff Scientist in Cell and Molecular Biology
National Institute of Diabetes
Bethesda, MD
Staff Scientist (Cellular and molecular biology)
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
Bethesda, MD
Ph.D. Scientist – Molecular and Cancer Biology
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
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