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1,211 Scientist Salaries

Scientists earn $66,000 annually on average, or $32 per hour, which is 2% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Scientists work for Elan at $114,000 annually while the lowest paid Scientists work for Commonwealth of Virginia earning approximately $30,000 each year.

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$83K Novozymes' Average Scientist Salary (3 salaries)

+$17K (22%) more than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
+$22K (30%) more than average Novozymes salary ($61K)
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-$1K (1%) less than average Novozymes Scientist salary ($83K)
"Salary at Novozymes is slightly lower than competitors, however they provide support and work-life balance that I think makes up for it."
+$13K (14%) more than average Novozymes Scientist salary ($83K)
"Lower. But Davis is a lower standard of living."
-$12K (15%) less than average Novozymes Scientist salary ($83K)

$68K Johnson & Johnson's Average Scientist Salary (38 salaries)

+$2K (2%) more than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
-$3K (4%) less than average Johnson & Johnson salary ($71K)
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-$13K (21%) less than average Johnson & Johnson Scientist salary ($68K)
"Considering my skill set and then work that I am doing in addition to my job responsibilities, I definitely deserve more than I am currently getting."
-$38K (77%) less than average Johnson & Johnson Scientist salary ($68K)
+$23K (28%) more than average Johnson & Johnson Scientist salary ($68K)
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$66K GlaxoSmithKline's Average Scientist Salary (24 salaries)

Equal to national average Scientist salary ($66K)
-$5K (7%) less than average GlaxoSmithKline salary ($71K)
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+$9K (12%) more than average GlaxoSmithKline Scientist salary ($66K)
-$15K (25%) less than average GlaxoSmithKline Scientist salary ($66K)
-$6K (9%) less than average GlaxoSmithKline Scientist salary ($66K)
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$61K Bristol-Myers Squibb's Average Scientist Salary (5 salaries)

-$5K (7%) less than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
-$10K (15%) less than average Bristol-Myers Squibb salary ($71K)
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+$29K (38%) more than average Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientist salary ($61K)
"Based on my experience I should be a senior scientist but I get paid higher than other scientists for biotech companies in Phoenix"
+$9K (13%) more than average Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientist salary ($61K)
-$10K (17%) less than average Bristol-Myers Squibb Scientist salary ($61K)
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$107K Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Average Scientist Salary (3 salaries)

+$41K (47%) more than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
+$47K (56%) more than average Pacific Northwest National Laboratory salary ($60K)
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+$47K (36%) more than average Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientist salary ($107K)
"National Laboratories pay their scientific staff well."
-$51K (62%) less than average Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientist salary ($107K)
-$47K (56%) less than average Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientist salary ($107K)

$114K Elan's Average Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

+$48K (53%) more than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
+$42K (45%) more than average Elan salary ($72K)
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+$43K (31%) more than average Elan Scientist salary ($114K)
"I believe that my compensation was commensurate with my experience."
-$43K (46%) less than average Elan Scientist salary ($114K)

$74K Thermo Fisher Scientific's Average Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

+$8K (11%) more than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
+$13K (19%) more than average Thermo Fisher Scientific salary ($61K)
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-$8K (11%) less than average Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist salary ($74K)
"The pay for an entry level scientist was good but as we move higher up in the ladder, the compensation was not as competitive as other companies."
+$7K (9%) more than average Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist salary ($74K)

$66K SGS's Average Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

Equal to national average Scientist salary ($66K)
+$25K (46%) more than average SGS salary ($41K)
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-$1K (1%) less than average SGS Scientist salary ($66K)
"Not satisfied"
+$1K (1%) more than average SGS Scientist salary ($66K)

$64K Alcon's Average Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

-$2K (3%) less than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
-$1K (1%) less than average Alcon salary ($65K)
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-$7K (11%) less than average Alcon Scientist salary ($64K)
"While Alcon was the best paying job that I had, I still feel that my skill set was undervalued and that I was close to being fairly compensated, but not quite there yet."
+$7K (10%) more than average Alcon Scientist salary ($64K)

$60K Sigma-Aldrich's Average Scientist Salary (2 salaries)

-$6K (9%) less than national average Scientist salary ($66K)
+$7K (12%) more than average Sigma-Aldrich salary ($53K)
$50K
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-$2K (3%) less than average Sigma-Aldrich Scientist salary ($60K)
"Underpaid as compared to people in other companies."
+$1K (1%) more than average Sigma-Aldrich Scientist salary ($60K)
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