The average salary for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $153,796 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Product Development and Biotechnology. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$72,983 - $251,922
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$72,714 - $302,791  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Job Description for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
  • Set up protocols for and personally handle regulatory documents and inspections.
  • Manage staff and set timelines, including scientific and regulatory training.
  • Provide scientific guidance on strategic and operating decisions, setting strategy, and performance goals.
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Experience Affects Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
National Average
$177,000
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 42%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 55%
Biotechnology
up arrow 19%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 7%
National Average
$177,000
Project Management
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
43%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 21%
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