The average pay for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $163,078 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.

$85,284 - $268,744
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MEDIAN: $163,078
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Bonus
$0.00 - $66,748  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $97,871  
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$87,569 - $303,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$171,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

Entry-Level
up arrow 45%

Skills That Affect Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 55%

Clinical Research
up arrow 45%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 20%

National Average
$171,000

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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