Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Staff Scientist is $59,022 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Biotechnology and Research Analysis.
Entry-Level Staff Scientist Total Pay (?
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$37,425 - $96,596
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MEDIAN: $59,022
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Entry-Level Staff Scientist Total Pay (?
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$14.48 - $28.17
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,425 - $96,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,718  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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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$36,543 - $99,058  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 600
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.48 - $28.17  
   
Overtime
$17.07 - $34.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,718  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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).
)
$36,543 - $99,058  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 600
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Boston
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National Average
$58,000
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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 30%
Research Analysis
up arrow 26%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
0%
National Average
$58,000
Environmental Consulting
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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
66%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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