Average Medical Scientist Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Medical Scientist is $84,095

Base Salary
$40k - $196k
$103 - $54k
Total Pay
$51k - $204k
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What Do Medical Scientists Do?

Medical Scientist Tasks
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms, or to study cell structure.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
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FAQs About Medical Scientists

What is the highest pay for Medical Scientists?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Medical Scientist is $196k / year

What is the lowest pay for Medical Scientists?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Medical Scientist is $40k / year

How can Medical Scientists increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Medical Scientist is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Medical Scientist that oversees more junior Medical Scientists, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.