The average salary for a scientist in the United States is around $38,051 per year.
This is 18% below the national average. Updated in 2018.
Scientists earn an average yearly salary of $38,051. Wages typically start from $28,442 and go up to $84,937.
Scientist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Scientist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
How do scientist salaries compare to similar careers?
|Biomass plant technician salary||$57K|
|Molecular biologist salary||$51K|
|Explosives worker salary||$43K|
|Environmental technician salary||$38K|
|Animal scientist salary||$43K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)