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Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $168,691 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Biotechnology and Product Development. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$73,627 - $256,299
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$73,627 - $256,299  
   
Bonus
$2,558 - $79,787  
Profit Sharing
$9,826 - $20,645  
Total Pay (?
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$76,788 - $318,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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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Experience Affects Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$183,000
Experienced
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 48%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 26%
Product Development
up arrow 26%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 4%
National Average
$183,000
Project Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%