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Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salary

The average salary for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $184,066 per year. A skill in Product Development is associated with high pay for this job.

$75,674 - $267,798
(Median)
$76K
$180K
$270K
MEDIAN: $184,065
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$75,674 - $267,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $81,822  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $96,958  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$79,508 - $332,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

A chief scientific officer is an executive who is responsible for managing his/her company's scientific, technological, and research operations; CSOs are employed primarily by organizations in the science and research fields.

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Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$194,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 51%

Entry-Level
up arrow 53%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 25%

Biotechnology
up arrow 9%

National Average
$194,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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