The average salary for a Medical Scientist is $87,671 per year.

$31,027 - $170,019
(Median)
$31K
$88K
$170K
MEDIAN: $87,671
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$15.39 - $35.82
(Median)
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$31
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$31,027 - $170,019  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,238 - $186,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$30.97  
   
Overtime
$23.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,238 - $186,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Job Description for Medical Scientist

A medical scientist is someone who works to try to gain a better understanding of human anatomical processes, diseases, and related biological research. Universities, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, and research hospitals may employ medical scientists. The medical scientist will typically base his or her career around a mix of research and analysis, as well as producing detailed finding papers and teaching work.

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Medical Scientist Tasks

  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms, or to study cell structure.

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Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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