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Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Staff Scientist is $58,490 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Biotechnology and Research Analysis.
Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary (?
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$37,898 - $96,857
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,489
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Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary (?
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$14.54 - $28.02
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,898 - $96,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $3,020  
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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$37,059 - $99,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $28.02  
   
Overtime
$17.07 - $34.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $3,020  
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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$37,059 - $99,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Cambridge
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New York
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Boston
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National Average
$57,000
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Staff Scientist Advice

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Staff Scientist in Lansing:
"Important Skills To Have."
I have found that there are 2 kinds of skills, soft skills and hard skills. Soft skills are interpersonal skills like active listening, defuse arguments with timing, instructions and polite, concise language, and positive socializing with others. I think the most important skills are soft skills. For the work that I do or for any other field of work I strongly feel that having an edifying and uplifting personality and behavior is most important. I have found that contentious personalities and behavior create an atmosphere in the workplace that is stifling, oppressive and make it difficult to perform work/tasks well. In my opinion, most job specific skills are learned on the job by doing them.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 30%
Research Analysis
up arrow 23%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 6%
Data Analysis
0%
National Average
$57,000
Environmental Consulting
up arrow 20%
Environmental Compliance
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%