Toxicologist Salary

Median pay for Toxicologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $85K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Toxicologists is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,911 - $135,283
$49K
$85K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,475
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50%
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$15.01 - $47.64
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MEDIAN: $25.66
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$0$140K
Salary $48,911 - $135,283
Bonus $0.00 - $15,490
Total Pay (?
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$44,297 - $140,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.01 - $47.64
Hourly Tips $2.86
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $0.00 - $15,490
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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$44,297 - $140,028
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Toxicologist

Toxicologists perform various tests and conduct research to determine the effects of chemicals on humans and animals, and they are often employed in the pharmaceutical field. They are usually present from the development phases to the product's release on the market, as well as for ongoing analysis of consumers and long-term use, and they generally conduct investigations, tests, and studies to determine whether a drug or chemical is safe for human use.

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Toxicologist Tasks

  • Perform toxicological analyses to detect, understand, defend, and profile materials and compounds.
  • Review laboratory and/or human studies to assess dangers, exposures, and protocols.
  • Create hazard training and documentation materials specific to particular workers.
  • Support labeling and materials records, including warnings and suggested substitutions.

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Popular Skills for Toxicologist


Toxicologists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in toxicology, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

Pay by Experience for a Toxicologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Toxicologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Toxicologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Toxicologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 50 salaries. A Toxicologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Toxicologist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

▲23%

▲20%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$83,000

▼25%

Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

toxicology
▲19%




National Average
$83,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 6%
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