How much does a Scientist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Scientist in the United States is $45 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $40 and $53. 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, 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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Bon Secours - Richmond , VA
Medical Lab Scientist - MT/ MLS [Apply Now]( Requisition R124099 Market Richmond, Virginia Department Microbiology - Richmond Health Source Shift Days/Evenings Schedule Part-time *Thank you for ...
Startwire/Appcast - 8 days ago
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Nucleus Healthcare - Richmond , VA
Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a Forensic Scientist I, Extraction (Toxicology) . In this role, you will be responsible for preparation, extraction, and sample vial ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 13 days ago
HemoShear Therapeutics - Charlottesville , VA
SUMMARY OF POSITION The Senior Lab Scientist will design, develop, and perform biological assays while also analyzing data and presenting their results as a member of HemoShear's proprietary and ...
LinkedIn - 27 days ago
Canon Virginia, Inc - Newport News , VA
... lead scientist/engineer for the Material Analysis Lab (MAL). This individual will be responsible for the intake and protocol development for analytical testing from all areas of Canon Virginia
LinkedIn - 17 days ago
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