Staff Scientist Salary (United States)

A Staff Scientist earns an average salary of $71,165 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 Salary (?
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$41,117 - $112,824
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MEDIAN: $71,164
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Staff Scientist Salary (?
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$14.83 - $41.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,117 - $112,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,782  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $10,137  
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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$40,730 - $116,876  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,061
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $41.55  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $37.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,782  
   
Profit Sharing
$789 - $10,137  
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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$40,730 - $116,876  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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

Berkeley
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San Francisco
up arrow 44%
Cambridge
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Bethesda
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Houston
up arrow 28%
Boston
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New York
up arrow 17%
Los Angeles
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Washington
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
Raleigh
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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
$70,000

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 90%
Chemistry
up arrow 26%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
National Average
$70,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 31%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 35%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 40%

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
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: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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