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Research Scientist salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$65,500/yr
Average per year
$65,500
Average per year
$65,500
$24,500
Total salary range**
$223,500
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Based on 5,447 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Research Scientists make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Research Scientist in the United States is $65,500 per year. This is based on data from 5,447 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Research Scientist in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$65,500
Average per year
$65,500
$24,500
Total salary range**
$223,500
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Based on 5,447 income tax records from TurboTax

Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Facebook, Alameda County, CA
11 income tax records
$307,000/yr
$277K – $351K
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Google, Santa Clara County, CA
18 income tax records
$283,500/yr
$182K – $409K
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Amazon, King County, WA
25 income tax records
$241,500/yr
$188K – $282K
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IBM, Westchester County, NY
11 income tax records
$148,500/yr
$140K – $172K
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Lilly, Marion County, IN
10 income tax records
$129,500/yr
$116K – $137K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
11 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$104K – $141K
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$71K – $149K
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Utbattelle, Knox County, TN
16 income tax records
$104,000/yr
$81K – $109K
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National Technology And Engineering Solutions Of Sandia, Bernalillo County, NM
15 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$76K – $120K
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US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
21 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$77K – $114K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
207 income tax records
$131,500/yr
$72K – $210K
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Des Moines Metro Area, IA
15 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$85K – $134K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
379 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$66K – $165K
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Trenton Metro Area, NJ
34 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$59K – $127K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
43 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$53K – $131K
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Knoxville Metro Area, TN
31 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$66K – $111K
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Kennewick Metro Area, WA
20 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$68K – $113K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
14 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$54K – $104K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
209 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$55K – $105K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
35 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$47K – $101K

Research Scientist demographics

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53% are single
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47% are married
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31% have kids
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26% own a home

Research Scientist salaries by age

$0
$23,250
$46,500
$69,750
$93,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists

5,447 full-time salaries from 2019

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Research Scholar
224 income tax records
$48,000/yr
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Researcher
4,399 income tax records
$63,500/yr
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Medical Laboratory Scientist
648 income tax records
$56,500/yr
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist
749 income tax records
$64,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.