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1,259 Research Scientist Salaries

Research Scientists earn $65,000 annually on average, or $31 per hour, which is 6% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Research Scientists work for Sprint at $122,000 annually while the lowest paid Research Scientists work for CSIR, Water Research Institute earning approximately $21,000 each year.

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$46K
"I am actually a graduate student. The rate at which I am getting paid is standard among the universities. Of course when I start to work I would expect to get paid higher wages compared to now.Also I have graduate scholarship so the department covers all my fees. This has taken a lot off my shoulders in terms of student loans since I do not have any."
Posted 5 years ago in Rolla, MO

$63K Columbia University's Average Research Scientist Salary (15 salaries)

-$2K (3%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$13K (23%) more than average Columbia University salary ($50K)
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+$25K (33%) more than average Columbia University Research Scientist salary ($63K)
"Good"
+$7K (10%) more than average Columbia University Research Scientist salary ($63K)
"As I know the average salary for scientists in Columbia University ~$60,000."
+$67K (69%) more than average Columbia University Research Scientist salary ($63K)
"My salary was never changed."
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$58K Berkeley Lab's Average Research Scientist Salary (3 salaries)

-$7K (11%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$2K (3%) more than average Berkeley Lab salary ($56K)
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+$28K (38%) more than average Berkeley Lab Research Scientist salary ($58K)
"Considering how much freedom I have and who's actually paying me, I feel that the compensation is generous, especially compared to the standard academic career path. I suspect that I could earn significantly more in a different position with my current skills."
-$13K (25%) less than average Berkeley Lab Research Scientist salary ($58K)
"The salary at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was average."
+$13K (20%) more than average Berkeley Lab Research Scientist salary ($58K)

$80K ICL Industrial Products' Average Research Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

+$15K (20%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
Equal to average ICL Industrial Products salary ($80K)
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-$10K (13%) less than average ICL Industrial Products Research Scientist salary ($80K)
"Yes. I am underpaid in the New York state."
+$10K (11%) more than average ICL Industrial Products Research Scientist salary ($80K)
"Underpaid. Defenitely I am underpaid."

$76K Rice University's Average Research Scientist Salary (5 salaries)

+$11K (15%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$46K (86%) more than average Rice University salary ($30K)
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-$35K (59%) less than average Rice University Research Scientist salary ($76K)
"In academia, we always feel underpaid."
-$25K (39%) less than average Rice University Research Scientist salary ($76K)
-$35K (59%) less than average Rice University Research Scientist salary ($76K)
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$106K Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Average Research Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

+$41K (47%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$55K (70%) more than average Oak Ridge National Laboratory salary ($51K)
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-$36K (40%) less than average Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Scientist salary ($106K)
"Not at all. I am happy with the payment I am getting, it is just the funding from DOE will not be available after the fiscal year."
+$35K (28%) more than average Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Scientist salary ($106K)

$77K PharmaCore's Average Research Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

+$12K (16%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$23K (35%) more than average PharmaCore salary ($54K)
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+$4K (5%) more than average PharmaCore Research Scientist salary ($77K)
"I know my salary was above average and I was very much happy about it."
-$5K (6%) less than average PharmaCore Research Scientist salary ($77K)

$100K SINTEF's Average Research Scientist Salary (1 salaries)

+$35K (42%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
Equal to average SINTEF salary ($100K)
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Equal to average SINTEF Research Scientist salary ($100K)
"In relation to other businesses, it is of course underpaid, but compared to research, it is paid just as much as it gets."

$58K MVSystems' Average Research Scientist Salary (1 salaries)

-$7K (11%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$14K (27%) more than average MVSystems salary ($44K)
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Equal to average MVSystems Research Scientist salary ($58K)
"I am not underpaid, I am just doing a lot of volunteer work."

$46K Missouri S&T's Average Research Scientist Salary (1 salaries)

-$19K (34%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$16K (42%) more than average Missouri S&T salary ($30K)
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Equal to average Missouri S&T Research Scientist salary ($46K)
"I am actually a graduate student. The rate at which I am getting paid is standard among the universities. Of course when I start to work I would expect to get paid higher wages compared to now.Also I have graduate scholarship so the department covers all my fees. This has taken a lot off my shoulders in terms of student loans since I do not have any."

$31K Morgan State University's Average Research Scientist Salary (1 salaries)

-$34K (70%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$1K (3%) more than average Morgan State University salary ($30K)
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Equal to average Morgan State University Research Scientist salary ($31K)
"It was alright but hopefully once I am done with my masters I get better pay."
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