The average salary for a scientist in the United States is around $45,820 per year.
This is 36% below the national average. Updated in 2017.
Scientists earn an average yearly salary of $45,820. Wages typically start from $45,080 and go up to $47,881.
Scientist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Scientist salary by state
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