Pharmacologist Salary

A Pharmacologist earns an average salary of $97,617 per year.

$46,978 - $122,000
$47K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,131
10%
50%
90%

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$20.00 - $50.62
$45
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,978 - $122,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$37,095 - $123,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$45.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
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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$37,095 - $123,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Pharmacologist

Pharmacologists are scientists who study and report on the ways medicines and drugs interact with humans and animals at all levels, from cells and tissues to organ systems and the entire body. They also help pharmaceutical companies to establish parameters for effectiveness and safety in dosages for clinical trials and consumer markets alike, as well as discover side effects that can include both harmful reactions and ancillary benefits to drugs. Some pharmacologists also work in toxicology fields to help companies establish the safe handling, labeling, and material safety of the substances they manufacture.

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Pharmacologist Tasks

  • Identify, develop, test and optimize drugs and their manufacturing methods and techniques.
  • Design and conduct experiments and trials to test hypotheses.
  • Provide expert input about clinical research and pharmacology data.
  • Document and reproduce results, calling out key variables and equipment needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacologist

Pay by Experience for a Pharmacologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Pharmacologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 7 salaries. A Pharmacologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Pharmacologist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Pharmacologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 13%
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