Scientist Salary in the United States

How much does a Scientist make in the United States? The average Scientist salary in the United States is $88,582 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $78,262 and $104,965. 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. 

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$78,262 to $104,965
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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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Job Openings for Scientist
Superior Technical Ceramics - Saint Albans , VT
Job Summary The Materials Scientist is responsible for the development of new ceramic materials and the improvement of existing materials for use in the production of technical ceramic components
Yourmembership.com - 5 days ago
CHRISTUS Health is looking for a Clinical Lab Scientist / Medical Lab Tech with a specialization in Microbiology POSITION SUMMARY : Performs various medical laboratory procedures in Hematology ...
Christus Healthcare - 6 days ago
UNITY Biotechnology - Brisbane , California
We are seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist to join the cellular and molecular pharmacology team at Unity. This position will afford the successful individual an ...
Neuvoo - 6 days ago
Clarendon Research & Analysis - Miami , FL
A degree in the life sciences is strongly desired, but priority is to strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work effectively as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have ...
Jobble, Inc. - 4 days ago
Medical Laboratory Scientist * Other information: Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in related field and graduate of an accredited Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist ...
Appcast - 8 days ago
Commonwealth Sciences, Inc. - Cambridge , MA
Responsibilities of the Research Associate (LC-MS): * Responsible for precise preparation of samples from tissues and/or biofluids using a variety of sample preparation techniques. * Perform LC-MS ...
Jobble, Inc. - 2 days ago
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Average Base Salary

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104965
88582

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
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106211
89376
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 $78,262 to $104,965 with the average base salary of $88,582. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $78,710 to $106,211 with the average total cash compensation of $89,376.

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