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Toxicologist Salary

An average Toxicologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $79K per year. Men make up a slight majority of Toxicologists (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Toxicologists report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,426 - $113,904
(Median)
$51K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,256
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$17.35 - $48.48
(Median)
$17
$23
$48
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,426 - $113,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $5,500  
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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$48,697 - $119,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.35 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$24.50 - $40.25  
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 - $19,271  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $5,500  
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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$48,697 - $119,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Toxicologist

  • 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 takers who work as Toxicologists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $89K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Toxicologists make a median salary of $97K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $110K.

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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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