The average pay for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $162,890 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Biotechnology, Clinical Research, and Molecular Biology. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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MEDIAN: $162,890
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$86,916 - $267,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $82,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,684  
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$88,749 - $305,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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

  • Provide scientific guidance on strategic and operating decisions, setting strategy, and performance goals.
  • Manage staff and set timelines, including scientific and regulatory training.
  • Set up protocols for and personally handle regulatory documents and inspections.

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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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Key Stats for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
36%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$168,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

Entry-Level
up arrow 45%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 58%

Clinical Research
up arrow 47%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%

National Average
$168,000

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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