Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $76,321 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Product Development, Material Science, Project Management, Biotechnology, and Research Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$43,681 - $117,311
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$76K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,320
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$15.13 - $36.41
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,681 - $117,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,160  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $12,255  
Total Pay (?
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$41,294 - $120,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $36.41  
   
Overtime
$15.95 - $41.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $12,255  
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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$41,294 - $120,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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

National Average: $73,817

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 37%

Material Science
up arrow 22%




Software Development
up arrow 9%

Chemistry
up arrow 8%

National Average
$74,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 23%

Technical Writing
up arrow 26%


Environmental Compliance
up arrow 36%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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