R&D Scientist Salary in the United States

How much does a R&D Scientist make in the United States? The average R&D Scientist salary in the United States is $72,431 as of August 27, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $58,228 and $89,608. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for R&D Scientist
Biotech Partners - New York , NY
The R&D Senior Staff Scientist must have experience in Hemostasis or blood-related IVD field. They will work with a team to plan, design and conduct complex and advanced experimentation, design and ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
CyberCoders - San Carlos , CA
Technical Product Manager (R&D) Based in Redwood City, CA, we are a publicly-traded biotechnology ... We are a team of Software & QA Engineers, Data Scientists, Bioinformaticians, and Product Managers ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 7 days ago
R&D Partners - Novato , CA
Bachelor of Science in a Biological or Biochemical Science with at least 0-2 years of relevant laboratory experience Company Description R&D Partners is a national Life Science staffing firm focused ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Compass Consulting Group - Aliso Viejo , CA
In this role, you will partner with hiring managers across various departments that could include in R&D, IT, Clinical Operations, Scientific, Commercial Operations, etc to manage and fulfill their ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
GCS - Santa Rosa , CA
This R&D Engineering position offers the opportunity to develop measurement science and the software that implements it. Measurements that you develop will calibrate new and existing client RF ...
Dice.com - 3 days ago
MycoWorks, Inc. - Emeryville , CA
Science or engineering bachelor's degree from a top rated school * Experience on a laboratory-scale production line, R&D specific a major plus * A proven history of executing biotech SOPs
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago