Staff Scientist Salary (United States)

A Staff Scientist earns an average salary of $70,189 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Chemistry, Material Science, Project Management, and Biotechnology. 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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$40,800 - $111,569
(Median)
41K
51K
70K
92K
110K
MEDIAN: $70,188
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Staff Scientist Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$14.74 - $42.50
(Median)
15
28
42
MEDIAN: $20
10%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,800 - $111,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,748  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $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).
)
$40,513 - $116,048  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $42.50  
   
Overtime
$14.44 - $37.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$789 - $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).
)
$40,513 - $116,048  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,175
Is Staff Scientist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:
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.
Read More...
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.
Common Career Paths for Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Scientist
Popular Skills for Staff Scientist
Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Cambridge
up arrow 38%
San Francisco
up arrow 26%
Boston
up arrow 19%
up arrow 18%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 8%
Raleigh
0%
National Average
$70,000
Washington
up arrow 1%
Austin
up arrow 13%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
Cleveland
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
up arrow 17%
Irvine
up arrow 18%
St. Louis
up arrow 27%
Minneapolis
up arrow 32%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%
National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 92%
Chemistry
up arrow 35%
Material Science
up arrow 33%
Project Management
up arrow 31%
National Average
$70,000
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 32%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 35%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 44%
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 327 votes.
Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -