Mid-Career Staff Scientist Salary

Mid-Career Staff Scientists take home approximately $84K per year on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Mid-Career Staff Scientists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,746 - $122,542
$52K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,623
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$18.96 - $34.52
$19
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,746 - $122,542  
   
Bonus
$1,036 - $14,617  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$50,367 - $125,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.96 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,036 - $14,617  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$50,367 - $125,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,110

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Mid-Career Staff Scientists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 66 percent. Mid-Career Staff Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+5 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tampa (12 percent less) and New York (10 percent less).

Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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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 29 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 5%