Toxicologist Salary

An average Toxicologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $79K annually. Most Toxicologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Toxicologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,265 - $113,427
(Median)
$51K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,412
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$15.00 - $41.25
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$15
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,265 - $113,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,548  
Profit Sharing
$1,555 - $4,112  
Total Pay (?
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$48,319 - $118,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$26.53 - $48.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,555 - $4,112  
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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$48,319 - $118,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Toxicologists who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

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


For many Toxicologists, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $65K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. Toxicologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $95K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $109K on average.

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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

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
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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