Scientist salary in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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Based on 520 income tax records
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The average total salary for a Scientist is $93,500 per year. This is based on data from 520 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Scientist salary can vary between $35,000 to $223,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Scientist salary by company

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Salary range**
Abbott, Lake County, IL
19 income tax records
$73K – $236K
Uchicago Argonne, DuPage County, IL
42 income tax records
$88K – $194K
The University Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
25 income tax records
$39K – $183K
Northwestern University, Cook County, IL
33 income tax records
$28K – $135K

Scientist demographics in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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42% are single
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58% are married
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44% have kids
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58% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Scientists in Chicago Metro Area, IL

520 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a scientist in Chicago Metro Area, IL is $93,500 per year. Scientist salaries in Chicago Metro Area, IL can vary between $35,000 to $223,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 520 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for scientists near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Abbott ($125,000 a year), Uchicago Argonne ($111,500 a year), and The University of Chicago ($69,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for scientists near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Carmel, IN ($140,000 a year), Arlington Heights, IL ($121,500 a year), and Naperville, IL ($110,500 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.