Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $73,628 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Research Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$42,316 - $116,603
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$42K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,628
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$14.96 - $42.28
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MEDIAN: $20
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,316 - $116,603  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,958  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,304  
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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$41,231 - $120,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,035
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $42.28  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $40.48  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,958  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $10,304  
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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$41,231 - $120,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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

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

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 85%

Chemistry
up arrow 22%



Software Development
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 24%


Environmental Compliance
up arrow 33%

Technical Writing
up arrow 33%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%