Research Scientist salary in Chicago Metro Area, IL

Average salary
$58,000/yr
Based on 248 income tax records
Total salary range: is $46,500 - $81,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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How much do Research Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Research Scientist is $58,000 per year. This is based on data from 248 TurboTax users who reported their job as Research Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Scientist salary can vary between $25,500 to $153,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Scientist salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Carmel, IN
11 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$121K – $173K
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Indianapolis, IN
53 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$52K – $132K
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Madison, WI
68 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$47K – $76K
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Chicago, IL
129 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$44K – $70K
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Iowa City, IA
16 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$42K – $64K
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Bloomington, IN
19 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$42K – $64K
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Champaign, IL
24 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$39K – $61K
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West Lafayette, IN
17 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$46K – $73K
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Milwaukee, WI
17 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$46K – $67K
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Evanston, IL
15 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$39K – $67K
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Urbana, IL
10 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$38K – $50K

Research Scientist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
36 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$43K – $55K
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The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
31 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$44K – $55K
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University Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
27 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$38K – $48K

Research Scientist demographics in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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54% are single
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46% are married
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27% have kids
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35% own a home

Research Scientist salaries by age in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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$20,000
$40,000
$60,000
$80,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Research Scientists in Chicago Metro Area, IL

248 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in Chicago Metro Area, IL is $58,000 per year. Research scientist salaries in Chicago Metro Area, IL can vary between $25,500 to $153,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 248 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as research scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Northwestern University ($49,000 a year), The University of Chicago ($48,000 a year), and University of Illinois ($43,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Carmel, IN ($133,500 a year), Indianapolis, IN ($99,500 a year), and Madison, WI ($65,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.