Toxicologist Salary

Median pay for Toxicologists in the United States is around $79K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Toxicologists (56 percent) who responded to the survey. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,946 - $113,019

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$15.00 - $41.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,946 - $113,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,135  
Profit Sharing
$1,555 - $4,112  
Total Pay (?
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$48,585 - $115,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $41.25  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,135  
   
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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$48,585 - $115,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Toxicologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $63K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $89K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. Toxicologists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $109K.

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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%
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