How much does a Scientist make? The average Scientist salary is $90,493 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $79,952 and $107,227. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 - 40 days ago
Here we have a great opportunity for a Medical Lab Scientist. This is a 13 week travel assignment that is open for a MT or MLT in Arlington, VA. On this assignment you will be working as a Generalist ...
Soliant - 21 days ago
Soliant is seeking a Medical Lab Scientist for a 13 week travel assignment in Winchester, VA. This is a great hospital that has been a partner with Soliant for a long time. They are in need of a ...
Soliant - 22 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 - 47 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 ... - 76 days ago
Aerospace Corporation - Chantilly , VA
Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally. Responsibilities Join our ... - 14 days ago

Scientist Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Scientist between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of November 25, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Scientist in each city.
Click to see the salary for Scientist in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $113,116
Washington, DC $100,737
Miami, FL $88,096
Chicago, IL $96,003
Boston, MA $101,958
New York, NY $108,863
Dallas, TX $89,905
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What is the average salary for Scientist in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Scientist in the United States. The base salary for Scientist ranges from $79,952 to $107,227 with the average base salary of $90,493. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $80,402 to $108,494 with the average total cash compensation of $91,301.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $90,493 $79,952 - $107,227
Bonus $808 $450 - $1,268
Total Pay $91,301 $80,402 - $108,494
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What's the difference between Soil Scientist and Scientist?
According to our latest salary estimation on November 25, 2020. The average salary of Scientist is $90,493, and the average salary of Soil Scientist is $72,678. The average salary of Soil Scientist is lower than Scientist. ( 2020-11-25 )
I am a Scientist, which location’s salary is higher, Springfield, MO or Fremont, NE?
Springfield, MO typically sees higher pay than Fremont, NE for Scientist. a Scientist Salary in Springfield, MO is $85,498 as of November 25, 2020; a Scientist Salary in Fremont, NE is $84,280 as of November 25, 2020. ( 2020-11-25 )
Why does the salary of a Scientist vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-11-25 )
What are the Pay Factors for Scientist?
Salary ranges for a Scientist can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-11-25 )
How the Pay Factors Influence Your Pay?
Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-11-25 )

Last Update: November 25, 2020