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1,289 Research Scientist Salaries

Research Scientists earn $65,000 annually on average, or $31 per hour, which is equal to 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 6 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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+$7K (10%) more than average Columbia University Research Scientist salary ($63K)
"As I know the average salary for scientists in Columbia University ~$60,000."
+$25K (33%) more than average Columbia University Research Scientist salary ($63K)
"Good"
+$67K (69%) more than average Columbia University Research Scientist salary ($63K)
"My salary was never changed."
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$80K Rice University's Average Research Scientist Salary (6 salaries)

+$15K (20%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$50K (90%) more than average Rice University salary ($30K)
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-$20K (28%) less than average Rice University Research Scientist salary ($80K)
"Salary could be much better, especially in relation to industry-based employers."
-$39K (64%) less than average Rice University Research Scientist salary ($80K)
"In academia, we always feel underpaid."
-$29K (44%) less than average Rice University Research Scientist salary ($80K)
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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 (11%) more than average ICL Industrial Products Research Scientist salary ($80K)
"Underpaid. Defenitely I am underpaid."
-$10K (13%) less than average ICL Industrial Products Research Scientist salary ($80K)
"Yes. I am underpaid in the New York state."

$65K Georgia Institute of Technology's Average Research Scientist Salary (21 salaries)

Equal to national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$26K (50%) more than average Georgia Institute of Technology salary ($39K)
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+$8K (11%) more than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Scientist salary ($65K)
"I am not asking my colleagues about their incomes and could answer this question."
-$14K (24%) less than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Scientist salary ($65K)
-$24K (45%) less than average Georgia Institute of Technology Research Scientist salary ($65K)
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$66K Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Average Research Scientist Salary (6 salaries)

+$1K (1%) more than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$11K (18%) more than average Massachusetts Institute of Technology salary ($55K)
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+$6K (8%) more than average Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist salary ($66K)
"I am fine with the salary."
-$5K (7%) less than average Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist salary ($66K)
+$35K (41%) more than average Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist salary ($66K)
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$58K University of North Carolina's Average Research Scientist Salary (4 salaries)

-$7K (11%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$26K (57%) more than average University of North Carolina salary ($32K)
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-$12K (23%) less than average University of North Carolina Research Scientist salary ($58K)
"Salaries for researcher at any university are not good enough. Salary is considered as stipend/ scholarship. But the actual thing is experience you get."
-$7K (12%) less than average University of North Carolina Research Scientist salary ($58K)
+$7K (11%) more than average University of North Carolina Research Scientist salary ($58K)
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$43K UT Southwestern Medical Center 's Average Research Scientist Salary (4 salaries)

-$22K (40%) less than national average Research Scientist salary ($65K)
+$3K (7%) more than average UT Southwestern Medical Center salary ($40K)
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+$7K (15%) more than average UT Southwestern Medical Center Research Scientist salary ($43K)
"Not satisfied with the salary"
-$13K (35%) less than average UT Southwestern Medical Center Research Scientist salary ($43K)
-$3K (7%) less than average UT Southwestern Medical Center Research Scientist salary ($43K)
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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)
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