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Researcher salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$63,500/yr
Average per year
$63,500
Average per year
$63,500
$25,000
Total salary range**
$185,000
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Based on 4,399 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Researchers make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Researcher in the United States is $63,500 per year. This is based on data from 4,399 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Researcher in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$63,500
Average per year
$63,500
$25,000
Total salary range**
$185,000
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Based on 4,399 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Microsoft, King County, WA
18 income tax records
$236,500/yr
$175K – $299K
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US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
19 income tax records
$99,500/yr
$89K – $113K
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St Jude Childrens Res Hosp, Shelby County, TN
14 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $93K
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Northwell Health, Santa Clara County, CA
25 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$58K – $70K
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Mount Sinai Hospital, New York County, NY
12 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$55K – $85K
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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Middlesex County, MA
17 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$53K – $103K
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, New York County, NY
11 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$36K – $65K
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University Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
24 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$49K – $71K
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Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research, Olmsted County, MN
12 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$48K – $64K
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Duke University, Durham County, NC
13 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$51K – $68K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
286 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$63K – $146K
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Knoxville Metro Area, TN
14 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$81K – $113K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
12 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$48K – $117K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
128 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$59K – $152K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
11 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$67K – $93K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
29 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$48K – $97K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
356 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$63K – $107K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
82 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$64K – $172K
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Trenton Metro Area, NJ
18 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$58K – $102K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
14 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$49K – $86K

Researcher demographics

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51% are single
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49% are married
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38% have kids
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29% own a home

Researcher salaries by age

$0
$19,625
$39,250
$58,875
$78,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Researchers

4,399 full-time salaries from 2019

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Research Scientist
5,447 income tax records
$65,500/yr
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Associate Scientist
363 income tax records
$58,000/yr
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Forensic Scientist
384 income tax records
$63,000/yr
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Research Scholar
224 income tax records
$48,000/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.