The typical IBM Research Scientist salary is $101,861. Research Scientist salaries at IBM can range from $88,760 - $122,000. This estimate is based upon 4 IBM Research Scientist salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Research Scientist at IBM can expect to make an average total pay of $102,394 . See all Research Scientist salaries to learn how this stacks up in the market.