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Scientist salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$83,500/yr
Average per year
$83,500
Average per year
$83,500
$31,500
Total salary range**
$212,500
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Based on 11,560 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Scientists make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Scientist in the United States is $83,500 per year. This is based on data from 11,560 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Scientist in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$83,500
Average per year
$83,500
$31,500
Total salary range**
$212,500
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Based on 11,560 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Amazon, King County, WA
13 income tax records
$236,500/yr
$214K – $254K
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Genentech, San Mateo County, CA
37 income tax records
$204,500/yr
$137K – $235K
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Amgen, Ventura County, CA
16 income tax records
$150,500/yr
$119K – $227K
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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Contra Costa County, CA
10 income tax records
$130,000/yr
$77K – $137K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
31 income tax records
$130,000/yr
$120K – $157K
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US Department Of Defense, Howard County, MD
15 income tax records
$129,000/yr
$102K – $135K
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Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Middlesex County, MA
12 income tax records
$125,500/yr
$112K – $185K
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Biogen Ma, Middlesex County, MA
20 income tax records
$124,500/yr
$106K – $155K
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Nibri, Middlesex County, MA
59 income tax records
$124,000/yr
$103K – $143K
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National Technology And Engineering Solutions Of Sandia, Bernalillo County, NM
31 income tax records
$122,500/yr
$108K – $139K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Oxnard Metro Area, CA
38 income tax records
$116,500/yr
$86K – $143K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
207 income tax records
$114,500/yr
$80K – $149K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
913 income tax records
$113,500/yr
$83K – $148K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
63 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$79K – $132K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
1,300 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$78K – $136K
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Trenton Metro Area, NJ
40 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$78K – $137K
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Norwich Metro Area, CT
37 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$83K – $124K
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Knoxville Metro Area, TN
47 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$77K – $124K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
649 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$74K – $124K
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Kennewick Metro Area, WA
63 income tax records
$95,000/yr
$79K – $110K

Scientist demographics

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46% are single
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54% are married
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40% have kids
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35% own a home

Scientist salaries by age

$0
$27,875
$55,750
$83,625
$111,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists

11,560 full-time salaries from 2019

How much do similar occupations make?

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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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Computer Scientist
833 income tax records
$96,000/yr
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Researcher
4,399 income tax records
$63,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.