A Staff Scientist earns an average salary of $71,091 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are 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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$41,140 - $111,705
(Median)
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51K
71K
92K
110K
MEDIAN: $71,090
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Staff Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.61 - $41.10
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,140 - $111,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,039  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,663  
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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$40,898 - $116,429  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $41.10  
   
Overtime
$14.37 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $7,663  
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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$40,898 - $116,429  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,339
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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 by Experience Level for Staff Scientist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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Boston
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Raleigh
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Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
Washington
up arrow 7%
National Average
$71,000
Austin
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Cleveland
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Seattle
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Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$71,000
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 33%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 44%
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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