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Toxicologist Salary

Median pay for Toxicologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $79K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Toxicologists (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$50,002 - $110,905
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MEDIAN: $79,132
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$17.11 - $32.70
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$50,002 - $110,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,617  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,404  
Total Pay (?
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$47,657 - $113,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $32.70  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,617  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,404  
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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$47,657 - $113,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning between 4 percent to 7 percent more than the national average. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $65K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. Toxicologists see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $108K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%