Toxicologist Salary

Toxicologists in the United States take home an average $79K annually. Most Toxicologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Toxicologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,841 - $113,427
(Median)
$51K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,210
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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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Salary
$50,841 - $113,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,555 - $4,112  
Total Pay (?
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$47,544 - $118,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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 - $16,500  
   
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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$47,544 - $118,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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


Typical Toxicologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Toxicologists. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $88K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $95K in this role. Toxicologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $109K.

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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
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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