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Toxicologist Salary

The average Toxicologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $79K per year. Job satisfaction for Toxicologists is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men make up a slight majority of Toxicologists (55 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,380 - $114,011
(Median)
$51K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,870
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50%
90%

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$17.28 - $48.94
(Median)
$17
$23
$49
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$51,380 - $114,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
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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$49,220 - $119,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.28 - $48.94  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,271  
   
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).
)
$49,220 - $119,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 results show that Toxicologists typically report just a few professional 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 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $90K. Toxicologists bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $110K.

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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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