Research Scientist Salary

Research Scientist Salary

$93,923

Average Base Salary

$192,575

Average Total Compensation

Min: $49K
Max: $174K
Base Salary
Median: $80K
Mean (Average): $94K
Data points: 14,454
Min: $5K
Max: $435K
Total Compensation
Median: $170K
Mean (Average): $193K
Data points: 274

Research Scientist Salary by Seniority Levels

Executive*
$231K
$240K
Executive
Median: $235K
Mean (Average): $235K
Data points: 2
$88K
$242K
Manager
Median: $228K
Mean (Average): $199K
Data points: 20
$63K
$200K
Senior
Median: $106K
Mean (Average): $118K
Data points: 1,282
$55K
$165K
Mid-Level
Median: $105K
Mean (Average): $109K
Data points: 1,226
$50K
$110K
Entry Level
Median: $62K
Mean (Average): $70K
Data points: 1,470

Seniority can increase the pay of a Research Scientist. Here are the base salaries of a Research Scientist grouped into 5 seniority categories.

Research Scientist Salary Compared to other Positions

$85K
$240K
Product Manager
Median: $155K
Mean (Average): $160K
Data points: 7,929
$79K
$225K
Machine Learning Engineer
Median: $146K
Mean (Average): $149K
Data points: 4,411
$70K
$184K
Data Scientist
Median: $120K
Mean (Average): $123K
Data points: 30,171
$62K
$197K
Software Engineer
Median: $105K
Mean (Average): $116K
Data points: 281,280
$64K
$168K
Data Engineer
Median: $100K
Mean (Average): $107K
Data points: 28,373
$56K
$150K
Product Analyst
Median: $90K
Mean (Average): $95K
Data points: 870
$56K
$141K
Business Intelligence
Median: $90K
Mean (Average): $94K
Data points: 10,676
$49K
$174K
Research Scientist
Median: $80K
Mean (Average): $94K
Data points: 14,454
$46K
$145K
Data Analyst
Median: $75K
Mean (Average): $83K
Data points: 32,111
$44K
$160K
Growth Marketing Analyst
Median: $68K
Mean (Average): $83K
Data points: 1,928
$55K
$122K
Business Analyst
Median: $76K
Mean (Average): $81K
Data points: 49,421

Most data science positions fall under different position titles depending on the actual role.

From the graph we can see that on average the Product Manager role pays the most with a $159,913 base salary while the Business Analyst role on average pays the least with a $80,866 base salary.

Top Cities for Research Scientist Salaries

$68K
$199K
Seattle, WA
Median: $140K
Mean (Average): $140K
Data points: 876
$66K
$202K
San Francisco, CA
Median: $138K
Mean (Average): $137K
Data points: 2,521
$107K
$135K
Albany-Schenectady-Troy Area
Median: $117K
Mean (Average): $116K
Data points: 22
$99K
$131K
Monterey-Salinas, CA
Median: $115K
Mean (Average): $116K
Data points: 11
$59K
$160K
Portland, OR
Median: $109K
Mean (Average): $109K
Data points: 129
$58K
$136K
Indianapolis, IN
Median: $115K
Mean (Average): $107K
Data points: 111
$80K
$120K
Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Median: $101K
Mean (Average): $102K
Data points: 63
$55K
$165K
Los Angeles, CA
Median: $95K
Mean (Average): $102K
Data points: 296
$48K
$179K
Pittsburgh, PA
Median: $90K
Mean (Average): $102K
Data points: 201
$54K
$159K
Austin, TX
Median: $100K
Mean (Average): $101K
Data points: 83
$54K
$152K
San Diego, CA
Median: $98K
Mean (Average): $99K
Data points: 199
$65K
$138K
Gainesville, FL
Median: $98K
Mean (Average): $98K
Data points: 6
$72K
$126K
Toronto, Canada
Median: $95K
Mean (Average): $97K
Data points: 8
$83K
$108K
Montgomery, AL
Median: $98K
Mean (Average): $95K
Data points: 6
$75K
$123K
Dayton, OH
Median: $84K
Mean (Average): $91K
Data points: 16

The Research Scientist salary in Seattle, WA is the highest paying salary with a $140,035 average base salary. The Research Scientist salary in Bucharest, Romania is the lowest paying salary with $41,000 average base salary.

Top Companies for Research Scientist Salaries

$127K
$630K
Netflix
Median: $335K
Mean (Average): $370K
Data points: 18
$156K
$280K
Spotify
Median: $175K
Mean (Average): $212K
Data points: 5
$180K
$204K
Convoy Inc
Median: $190K
Mean (Average): $189K
Data points: 7
$149K
$220K
Waymo
Median: $178K
Mean (Average): $184K
Data points: 24
$135K
$250K
Citadel Llc
Median: $165K
Mean (Average): $177K
Data points: 9
$150K
$196K
Element
Median: $180K
Mean (Average): $174K
Data points: 6
$135K
$223K
Lyft
Median: $170K
Mean (Average): $171K
Data points: 26
$158K
$192K
Criteo
Median: $160K
Mean (Average): $168K
Data points: 7
$120K
$200K
Bytedance Inc.
Median: $175K
Mean (Average): $168K
Data points: 41
$150K
$190K
Baidu
Median: $167K
Mean (Average): $167K
Data points: 20
$130K
$228K
Meta
Median: $160K
Mean (Average): $167K
Data points: 921
$132K
$212K
Google
Median: $156K
Mean (Average): $164K
Data points: 257
$142K
$205K
Apple
Median: $155K
Mean (Average): $164K
Data points: 16
$133K
$179K
Dataminr, Inc.
Median: $170K
Mean (Average): $162K
Data points: 14
$142K
$179K
Median: $154K
Mean (Average): $159K
Data points: 5

The Research Scientist at Netflix salary is the highest paying salary with a $370,348 average base salary. The Research Scientist at University Of Oregon salary is the lowest paying salary with $45,000 average base salary.