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Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $74,461 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Image Processing, Material Science, Biotechnology, Research Analysis, and Chemistry. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$42,463 - $116,944
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$42K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,460
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$15.05 - $40.61
(Median)
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$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,463 - $116,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,095  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $10,365  
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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$41,112 - $120,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,033
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $40.61  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $39.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,095  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $10,365  
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).
)
$41,112 - $120,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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.

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
up arrow 85%

Material Science
up arrow 31%



Chemistry
up arrow 10%

Software Development
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
0%

Molecular Biology
0%

National Average
$72,000

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 24%


Technical Writing
up arrow 33%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 34%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
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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