Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $77,169 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Material Science, Product Development, Software Development, and Biotechnology. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$41,678 - $121,176
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$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,132
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$15.09 - $34.43
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MEDIAN: $20.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,678 - $121,176  
   
Bonus
$990 - $14,773  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $24,468  
Total Pay (?
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$39,956 - $123,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 742
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $34.43  
   
Overtime
$17.33 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$990 - $14,773  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $24,468  
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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$39,956 - $123,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Staff Scientist

The responsibilities of staff scientists include collaborating with and guiding coworkers, overseeing projects and activities, and creating and reviewing procedures. Staff scientists also manage transfers and activities of other labs, perform tests, research, read and communicate data analysis, and complete other duties as assigned.

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Staff Scientist Tasks

  • Develop and conduct scientific research projects with minimal supervision.
  • Accurately document and publish scientific findings.
  • Manage the technical, budgetary, and scheduling aspects of scientific research projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Staff Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 445 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Staff Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 169 salaries. A Staff Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,978

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Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

▲41%

▲23%

▲14%

National Average
$73,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
▲83%




▲13%


Chemistry
▲9%


National Average
$73,000


Statistical Analysis
▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%
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