Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salary

The average salary for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $182,112 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Biotechnology and Clinical Research.

$87,940 - $272,378
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MEDIAN: $182,112
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$87,940 - $272,378  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $79,733  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $51,064  
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$90,015 - $329,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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 20%

National Average
$192,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 45%

Entry-Level
up arrow 49%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 38%

Clinical Research
up arrow 29%

Product Development
up arrow 7%

National Average
$192,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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