How much does a Scientist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Scientist in the United States is $43 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $38 and $51. Hourly rate 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. 

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What is a Scientist?

A Scientist is someone who conducts scientific research to advance knowledge in an area of interest. In classical antiquity, there was no real ancient analog of a modern Scientist. Instead, philosophers engaged in the philosophical study of nature called natural philosophy, a precursor of natural science. It was not until the 19th century that the term Scientist came into regular use after it was coined by the theologian, philosopher, and historian of science William Whewell in 1833, to describe the noted polymath Mary Somerville. In modern times, many scientists have advanced degrees in an ...

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Covance - Chantilly , VA
Education/Qualifications: * BS/BA degree in science plus at least 4-5 years of previous laboratory experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education. Experience: * Experience with use ...
Covance - 39 days ago
We are currently looking for a Sr. Scientist I, Reduced Harm Product Development in Richmond, VA . In this role, you will: Assist in the formulation and development of reduced harm oral products that ...
Altria - 46 days ago
ManTech - Falls Church , VA
Topic areas include: (1) conducting assessments of emerging scientific and program data to provide MHS reports on research and development (R&D) matters and (2) performing analyses in support of ...
Upward.net - 75 days ago
L3Harris Technologies - Herndon , VA
The scientist will collaborate as part of a dedicated team within a dynamic customer environment. This position will be based in the Northern Virginia area. Responsibilities: * Applies known image ...
L3Harris Corporation - Today
The Development Senior Scientist supports and leads new product development by developing formulations and/or providing analysis and evaluation of material and products at all stages of the ...
DiversityJobs - 83 days ago
National Radio Astronomy Observatory - Charlottesville , VA
The successful applicant will work with the ngVLA Project Scientist to facilitate and enable cutting-edge science by the community and to define the ngVLA concept from a user's perspective. The ...
JobTarget - 51 days ago
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