The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $76,406 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Product Development, Material Science, Software Development, Biotechnology, and Project Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$42,801 - $120,343
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$43K
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$120K
MEDIAN: $76,405
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$15.42 - $34.62
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,801 - $120,343  
   
Bonus
$1,005 - $13,268  
Profit Sharing
$1,462 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$40,054 - $122,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 767
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $34.62  
   
Overtime
$17.99 - $41.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,005 - $13,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,462 - $10,256  
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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$40,054 - $122,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $73,497

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries







Chemistry
up arrow 8%

National Average
$73,000

Data Analysis
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Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%



Technical Writing
up arrow 26%



Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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