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Toxicologist Salary

Pay for Toxicologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $79K per year. 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. Most Toxicologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,547 - $113,175
(Median)
$52K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,041
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$17.21 - $32.58
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$17
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,547 - $113,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$49,856 - $117,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.21 - $32.58  
   
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 - $19,392  
   
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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$49,856 - $117,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

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


Toxicologists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 $93K. Toxicologists bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
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
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%