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Entry-Level Staff Scientist Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Staff Scientist is $59,291 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Research Analysis and Biotechnology.

$38,712 - $99,314
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $59,291
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$14.74 - $26.76
(Median)
$15
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,712 - $99,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,080  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,000  
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).
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$37,089 - $101,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $26.76  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $36.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $3,000  
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).
)
$37,089 - $101,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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

Research Analysis
up arrow 25%

Biotechnology
up arrow 17%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 8%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$58,000

Environmental Consulting
up arrow 23%

Environmental Compliance
up arrow 23%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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