Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salary

The average pay for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $159,822 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.

$87,285 - $258,839
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MEDIAN: $163,359
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Salary $87,285 - $258,839
Bonus $4,872 - $67,307
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $50,507
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$89,453 - $299,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 105

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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)

Pay by Experience for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $171,000 based on 55 salaries. A Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $204,000 based on 40 salaries.

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Key Stats for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$167,000

Mid-Career
▼25%

Entry-Level
▼45%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Biotechnology
▲59%

Clinical Research
▲48%

Molecular Biology
▲21%

National Average
$167,000

Product Development
▼1%

Project Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 12%
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