Pharmacologist Salary

A Pharmacologist earns an average salary of $103,686 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$57,229 - $123,932
MEDIAN: $103,685

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$51,000 - $125,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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.


Pharmacologist Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Pharmacologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


19 %
81 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 13%