Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Staff Scientist is $61,753 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Material Science, Research Analysis, and Biotechnology.

$38,937 - $100,207
(Median)
$39K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,753
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$14.86 - $27.45
(Median)
$15
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,937 - $100,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,093  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,872  
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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$36,839 - $102,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 591
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $27.45  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,093  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,872  
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).
)
$36,839 - $102,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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"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 Staff Scientist Salaries

Material Science
up arrow 47%

Research Analysis
up arrow 28%

Biotechnology
up arrow 25%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 25%

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 26%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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