How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated Jan. 21, 2022
US$97,507 /yr
Average Base Pay

15,394 salaries

US$56K

Low

US$98K

Average

US$168K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Research Scientist make? The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $97,507 in United States. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 15,394 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L1
Research Scientist I$76,959 /yr
L2
Research Scientist$76,959 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Associate Scientist II

$63,364

per year

Principal Research Scientist

$111,814

per year

Scientist II

$72,602

per year

Senior Research Scientist

$121,521

per year

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University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Scientist

$62,691

 /yr
Range: $50K - $86K
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$50K

$86K

$50,209 - $85,842 Range

Stradigi AI
3.7

Stradigi AI

Research Scientist

$97,844

 /yr
Range: $84K - $124K

$84K

$124K

$84,257 - $123,593 Range

Charles River Laboratories
3.3

Charles River Laboratories

Research Scientist

$66,994

 /yr
Range: $60K - $84K

$60K

$84K

$60,033 - $83,947 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Scientist

$50,666

 /yr
Range: $38K - $68K

$38K

$68K

$37,572 - $68,161 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Scientist

$76,769

 /yr
Range: $39K - $133K

$39K

$133K

$39,394 - $132,913 Range

Government of Canada
4.1

Government of Canada

Research Scientist

$110,216

 /yr
Range: $89K - $143K

$89K

$143K

$88,890 - $142,808 Range

University of Saskatchewan
4.2

University of Saskatchewan

Research Scientist

$63,643

 /yr
Range: $45K - $132K

$45K

$132K

$45,420 - $132,036 Range

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The Ottawa Hospital
4.1

The Ottawa Hospital

Research Scientist

$124,425

 /yr
Range: $61K - $137K

$61K

$137K

$61,176 - $137,219 Range

Ressources naturelles Canada
4

Ressources naturelles Canada

Research Scientist

$83,647

 /yr
Range: $55K - $116K

$55K

$116K

$54,648 - $116,068 Range

University of Ottawa
4.3

University of Ottawa

Research Scientist

$61,963

 /yr
Range: $52K - $82K

$52K

$82K

$51,753 - $81,986 Range

KGK Science
3.3

KGK Science

Research Scientist

$53,564

 /yr
Range: $49K - $78K

$49K

$78K

$48,672 - $77,891 Range

Safe Engineering Services & technologies
4.5

Safe Engineering Services & technologies

Research Scientist

$76,682

 /yr
Range: $53K - $100K

$53K

$100K

$52,969 - $100,418 Range

Aspect Biosystems
4.3

Aspect Biosystems

Research Scientist

$64,845

 /yr
Range: $42K - $69K

$42K

$69K

$42,175 - $69,491 Range

Intellisyn

Research Scientist

$67,684

 /yr
Range: $53K - $76K

$53K

$76K

$52,661 - $76,332 Range

University of Alberta
4.3

University of Alberta

Research Scientist

$70,933

 /yr
Range: $31K - $101K

$31K

$101K

$31,210 - $101,120 Range

University Health Network
4

University Health Network

Research Scientist

$73,725

 /yr
Range: $53K - $121K

$53K

$121K

$53,008 - $121,115 Range

University of Calgary
4.1

University of Calgary

Research Scientist

$45,000

 /yr
Range: $25K - $64K

$25K

$64K

$25,333 - $63,610 Range

University of New Brunswick
4.2

University of New Brunswick

Research Scientist

$61,435

 /yr
Range: $47K - $68K

$47K

$68K

$47,394 - $67,950 Range

Agriculture an Agri-Food Canada
4.4

Agriculture an Agri-Food Canada

Research Scientist

$104,557

 /yr
Range: $70K - $112K

$70K

$112K

$69,920 - $111,673 Range

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
3.6

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Research Scientist

$81,119

 /yr
Range: $76K - $87K

$76K

$87K

$75,711 - $87,330 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $76,959 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 434 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Research Scientist in Canada is $120,165 per year.

The lowest salary for a Research Scientist in Canada is $49,288 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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$120,000
per year
A Health Outcomes Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$92,123
per year
A Defence Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $92,123 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$60
hourly
A Research Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $60 per hour
Job Highlights
Toronto Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Contract
 
201 to 500 employees
Non-profit Organisation
$115,000
per year
A Scientist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$90,000
per year
A Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$30
hourly
A Research Scientist in the Montreal Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$24,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Montreal Area area reported making $24,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$60,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Halifax Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Halifax Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Non-profit Organisation
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