Staff Scientist Salary (United States)

A Staff Scientist earns an average salary of $71,840 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. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Staff Scientist Total Pay (?
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$40,999 - $112,509
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MEDIAN: $71,839
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Staff Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.74 - $42.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,999 - $112,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,689  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $12,164  
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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$40,526 - $116,881  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $42.27  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $37.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,689  
   
Profit Sharing
$967 - $12,164  
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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$40,526 - $116,881  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,150
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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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Pay Difference By Location

South San Francisco
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San Francisco
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Bethesda
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Cambridge
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Boston
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New York
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Raleigh
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National Average
$71,000
Washington
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Indianapolis
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Seattle
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Austin
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 88%
Chemistry
up arrow 41%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
National Average
$71,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 32%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 34%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 46%

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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