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

$31,562 - $167,256
$32K
$88K
$170K
MEDIAN: $87,671
10%
50%
90%

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$15.49 - $38.00
$32
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$31,562 - $167,256  
   
Bonus
$16,000  
Total Pay (?
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$31,472 - $183,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$32.00  
   
Overtime
$23.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$16,000  
   
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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$31,472 - $183,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • 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.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Medical Scientist

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %
046
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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