Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $75,152 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Material Science, Biotechnology, and Research Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$42,760 - $117,289

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$14.96 - $39.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,760 - $117,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,133  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
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$40,961 - $120,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,058
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Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,133  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $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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$40,961 - $120,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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
$73,000


Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 84%

Material Science
up arrow 24%



Chemistry
up arrow 9%

Software Development
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$73,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 30%

Technical Writing
up arrow 33%


Environmental Compliance
up arrow 35%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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