Toxicologist Salary

Median pay for Toxicologists in the United States is around $85K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Toxicologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,211 - $133,159
$47K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,986
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50%
90%

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$12.82 - $49.23
$13
$26
$49
MEDIAN: $26.27
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,211 - $133,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,351  
Total Pay (?
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$43,315 - $138,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $49.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.86  
Overtime
$43.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,351  
   
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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$43,315 - $138,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Toxicologist

Toxicologists perform various tests and conduct research to determine the effects of chemicals on humans and animals, and they are often employed in the pharmaceutical field. They are usually present from the development phases to the product's release on the market, as well as for ongoing analysis of consumers and long-term use, and they generally conduct investigations, tests, and studies to determine whether a drug or chemical is safe for human use.

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Toxicologist Tasks

  • Create hazard training and documentation materials specific to particular workers.
  • Support labeling and materials records, including warnings and suggested substitutions.
  • Perform toxicological analyses to detect, understand, defend, and profile materials and compounds.
  • Review laboratory and/or human studies to assess dangers, exposures, and protocols.

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Popular Skills for Toxicologist


Survey results show that Toxicologists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in toxicology, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

Pay by Experience for a Toxicologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Toxicologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Toxicologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Toxicologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 50 salaries. A Toxicologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Toxicologist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

▲22%

▲19%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$84,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

toxicology
▲19%




National Average
$84,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 6%