Mid-Career Staff Scientist Salary

Mid-Career Staff Scientists take home an average $84K per year. Male Mid-Career Staff Scientists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$51,805 - $125,127
$52K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,907
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$18.69 - $34.01
$19
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$34
MEDIAN: $24.83
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$0$127K
Salary $51,805 - $125,127
Bonus $1,163 - $14,950
Profit Sharing $4,943
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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$50,116 - $127,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $18.69 - $34.01
Overtime $38.83
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $1,163 - $14,950
Profit Sharing $4,943
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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$50,116 - $127,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,018

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Staff Scientists that is 66 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Staff Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+5 percent). San Diego is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and New York (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
5-9 years
73%
10-19 years
27%
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Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Product Development
▲20%

Material Science
▲18%

Data Analysis
▲3%

Biotechnology
▲2%


Software Development
▲1%

National Average
$83,000

Project Management
▼3%

Molecular Biology
▼12%

Environmental Compliance
▼20%

Regulatory Compliance
▼27%

Environmental Consulting
▼34%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%
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