The average salary for a scientist in the United States is around $70,238 per year.
This is 16% above the national average. Updated in 2019.
Scientists earn an average yearly salary of $70,238. Wages typically start from $40,360 and go up to $122,235.
Scientist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Scientist salary by state
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)