Research Scientist salary in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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Based on 229 income tax records
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The average total salary for a Research Scientist is $68,500 per year. This is based on data from 229 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Research Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Research Scientist salary can vary between $30,000 to $160,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Research Scientist salary by company

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Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
28 income tax records
$33K – $117K
The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
26 income tax records
$38K – $75K
University Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
19 income tax records
$34K – $103K

Research Scientist demographics in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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51% are single
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49% are married
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31% have kids
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43% own a home

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

229 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a research scientist in Chicago Metro Area, IL is $68,500 per year. Research scientist salaries in Chicago Metro Area, IL can vary between $30,000 to $160,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 229 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 ($54,500 a year), The University of Chicago ($52,000 a year), and University of Illinois ($46,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for research scientists near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Fishers, IN ($143,500 a year), Indianapolis, IN ($127,500 a year), and Naperville, IL ($108,500 a year).
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
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.