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Research Scientist salary in the United States

Average salary
$66,000/yr
Based on 7,866 income tax records
$24,500
$228,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$24,500
$228,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Research Scientist in the United States is $66,000 per year. This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 7,866 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientists. Research Scientist salaries in the United States can vary between $24,500 to $228,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more. Read more
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Research Scientist salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
318 income tax records
$134,500/yr
$71K – $215K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
576 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$65K – $168K
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Knoxville Metro Area, TN
44 income tax records
$97,500/yr
$67K – $113K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
71 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$53K – $133K
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Kennewick Metro Area, WA
28 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$75K – $111K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
24 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$64K – $99K
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Worcester Metro Area, MA
37 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$45K – $116K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
303 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$56K – $114K
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Trenton Metro Area, NJ
40 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$55K – $126K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
450 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$50K – $170K
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Dayton Metro Area, OH
35 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$59K – $92K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
20 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$48K – $84K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
61 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$51K – $102K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
20 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$50K – $82K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
72 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$55K – $84K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
771 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$49K – $105K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
72 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$46K – $95K
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Fort Collins Metro Area, CO
36 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$49K – $97K
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New York Metro Area, NY
630 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$51K – $105K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
43 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$42K – $99K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
88 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$48K – $110K
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Boulder Metro Area, CO
41 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$57K – $84K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
39 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$43K – $88K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
109 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$47K – $85K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
194 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$49K – $91K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
288 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$47K – $94K
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Madison Metro Area, WI
58 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$47K – $78K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
216 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$47K – $99K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
89 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$47K – $75K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
37 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$51K – $74K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
55 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$48K – $80K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
146 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$49K – $82K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
176 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$45K – $83K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
134 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$44K – $81K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
41 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$46K – $93K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
36 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$46K – $74K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
33 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$43K – $68K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
45 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$43K – $68K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
71 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$44K – $79K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
184 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$43K – $77K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
103 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$46K – $67K
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Durham Metro Area, NC
106 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$43K – $69K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
37 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$45K – $64K
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Ann Arbor Metro Area, MI
72 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$40K – $77K
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Tucson Metro Area, AZ
35 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$41K – $58K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
33 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$40K – $73K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
43 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$46K – $68K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
75 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$43K – $80K
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New Haven Metro Area, CT
55 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$46K – $67K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
70 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$38K – $73K

Research Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Facebook, San Francisco County, CA
10 income tax records
$291,000/yr
$222K – $369K
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Google, Santa Clara County, CA
23 income tax records
$289,500/yr
$201K – $404K
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Microsoft, King County, WA
12 income tax records
$250,500/yr
$177K – $296K
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Amazon, King County, WA
37 income tax records
$216,500/yr
$158K – $274K
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Intel, Washington County, OR
10 income tax records
$156,500/yr
$147K – $185K
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IBM, Westchester County, NY
15 income tax records
$153,500/yr
$144K – $169K
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Nibri, Middlesex County, MA
10 income tax records
$149,000/yr
$106K – $193K
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Lilly, Marion County, IN
17 income tax records
$124,000/yr
$91K – $137K
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US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
31 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$87K – $128K
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
19 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$59K – $138K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
21 income tax records
$107,000/yr
$92K – $130K
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Utbattelle, Knox County, TN
21 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$85K – $112K
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Triad National Security, Los Alamos County, NM
19 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$78K – $122K
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National Technology And Engineering Solutions Of Sandia, Bernalillo County, NM
16 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$94K – $118K
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Battelle Pacific Northwest Div, Benton County, WA
22 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$75K – $108K
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Alameda County, CA
23 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$66K – $108K
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Battelle Energy Alliance, Bonneville County, ID
11 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$76K – $99K
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State Of New York, Albany County, NY
18 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$63K – $84K
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University Of Washington, Snohomish County, WA
14 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$50K – $85K
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Moffitt Cancer Center, Hillsborough County, FL
11 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$57K – $71K
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Georgia Institute Of Technology, Fulton County, GA
16 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$51K – $75K
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The Broad Institute, Middlesex County, MA
11 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$39K – $84K
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Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$53K – $109K
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Northwell Health, San Mateo County, CA
24 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$57K – $64K
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St Jude Childrens Res Hosp, Shelby County, TN
28 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$52K – $76K
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Rice University, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$54K – $61K
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University Of California, Boulder County, CO
16 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$49K – $67K
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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Olmsted County, MN
12 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$46K – $69K
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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Middlesex County, MA
54 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$47K – $69K
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NYU Langone Health, New York County, NY
22 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$48K – $62K
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University Of Wisconsin System, Dane County, WI
26 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$47K – $68K
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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, MD
50 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$49K – $57K
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Harvard University, Middlesex County, MA
34 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$45K – $67K
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The University Of Texas At Austin, Travis County, TX
24 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$44K – $62K
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Mgpo Partners Payroll, Middlesex County, MA
28 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$44K – $57K
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Columbia University, New York County, NY
47 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$36K – $58K
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University Of California Sf, San Francisco County, CA
30 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$45K – $52K
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University Of California San Diego, San Diego County, CA
36 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$32K – $52K
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University Of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA
27 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$34K – $51K
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The University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris County, TX
22 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$40K – $53K
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Yale University, New Haven County, CT
38 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$44K – $50K
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University Of Michigan, Washtenaw County, MI
44 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$38K – $54K
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UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas County, TX
26 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$44K – $52K
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
26 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$45K – $54K
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Trustees Of The University Of, Philadelphia County, PA
55 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$32K – $50K
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University Of Arizona, Pima County, AZ
21 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$37K – $51K
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The Ohio State University, Franklin County, OH
34 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$35K – $51K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
21 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$40K – $50K
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Duke University, Durham County, NC
25 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$38K – $53K
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Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO
23 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$34K – $46K

Research Scientist demographics in the United States

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49% are single
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51% are married
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34% have kids
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38% own a home

Research Scientist salaries by age

$0
$23,000
$46,000
$69,000
$92,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in the United States

7,866 full-time salaries from 2019
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