Chief Science Officer Salary

A Chief Science Officer earns an average salary of $124,916 per year.

$60,820 - $216,992
$61K
$120K
$220K
MEDIAN: $124,916
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Salary
$60,820 - $216,992  
   
Bonus
$25,434  
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$61,834 - $251,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Chief Science Officer

  • Oversee all aspects of scientific research strategy, and identify and close gaps in current program.
  • Report to senior management and provide overall leadership and achievement of mission's statement in scientific research.
  • Work with senior management to identify and target biotech, pharmaceutical and other investment partners.
  • Manage the research department, recruiting and maintaining research staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Science Officer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Science Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Science Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Science Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Chief Science Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $147,000 based on 9 salaries. A Chief Science Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Chief Science Officer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Chief Science Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$146,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 6%