Principal Scientist Salary

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The average yearly salary for Principal Scientist is $99,450. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Principal Scientist, you could expect a starting pay rate of $81,900 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $117,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Principal Scientist Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Principal Scientist Salary

$79,560 - $119,340

Starting Yearly Principal Scientist Salary

$65,520 - $98,280

Top Yearly Principal Scientist Salary

$93,600 - $140,400

Monthly Principal Scientist Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Principal Scientist Salary

$6,630 - $9,945

Starting Monthly Principal Scientist Salary

$5,460 - $8,190

Top Monthly Principal Scientist Salary

$7,800 - $11,700

Hourly Principal Scientist Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Principal Scientist Salary

$36 - $53

Starting Hourly Principal Scientist Salary

$29 - $44

Top Hourly Principal Scientist Salary

$42 - $63


Principal Scientist Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Principal Scientist age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Principal Scientist are male in the United States, and 51% of the Principal Scientist are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Principal Scientist


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