Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Salary
The average pay for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) is $159,822 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Biotechnology, Clinical Research, and Molecular Biology. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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|Bonus||$4,834 - $79,233|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $50,507|
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Job Description for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
A chief scientific officer is an executive who is responsible for managing his/her company's scientific, technological, and research operations; CSOs are employed primarily by organizations in the science and research fields.Read More...
Most organizations require candidates to have attained a Ph.D. in a relevant field. CSOs must have extensive experience within their field and should be considered true experts in these areas. This person will typically work traditional weekly business hours, but overtime should be expected from time to time.
Chief scientific officers may have a variety of responsibilities, depending on their company. These include: managing scientific and research operations; setting relevant priorities within the organization; aligning priorities with those of the organization's overall mission; overseeing research projects; developing new processes/technologies; combining knowledge with leadership skills; promoting efficiency and profitability of the company; staying up-to-date on industry trends; advising the organization regarding scientific matters; identifying new research opportunities; coordinating research activities; recruiting scientists and researchers; managing and evaluating personnel; serving various public relations roles; and traveling to meet with executives within the organization.
Chief scientific officers should naturally exhibit strong leadership skills, as well as internal motivation and desire to drive their organization to the top. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Tasks
- Provide scientific guidance on strategic and operating decisions, setting strategy, and performance goals.
- Manage staff and set timelines, including scientific and regulatory training.
- Set up protocols for and personally handle regulatory documents and inspections.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Pay by Experience for a Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $171,000 based on 55 salaries. A Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $204,000 based on 40 salaries.
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