Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Staff Scientist is $62,407 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Material Science, Product Development, Software Development, Research Analysis, and Biotechnology.

$37,803 - $102,453
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$62K
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MEDIAN: $62,407
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$14.91 - $31.92
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MEDIAN: $18.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,803 - $102,453  
   
Bonus
$981 - $11,531  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,789 - $103,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $31.92  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $37.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$981 - $11,531  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$35,789 - $103,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Staff Scientist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Material Science
▲38%

Product Development
▲31%

Software Development
▲27%

Research Analysis
▲26%

Biotechnology
▲16%

Project Management
▲3%

Molecular Biology
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

Regulatory Compliance
▼22%

Environmental Compliance
▼26%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼29%

Environmental Consulting
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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