A Pharmacologist earns an average salary of $97,617 per year.
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Job Description for Pharmacologist
Pharmacologists are scientists who study and report on the ways medicines and drugs interact with humans and animals at all levels, from cells and tissues to organ systems and the entire body. They also help pharmaceutical companies to establish parameters for effectiveness and safety in dosages for clinical trials and consumer markets alike, as well as discover side effects that can include both harmful reactions and ancillary benefits to drugs. Some pharmacologists also work in toxicology fields to help companies establish the safe handling, labeling, and material safety of the substances they manufacture.Read More...
Most pharmacology work is done in a laboratory setting, as pharmacologists examine tissue and cell samples from test subjects to determine how natural body systems may react to different medications, foreign substances, and - particularly for pharmacologists in toxicology - poisons. Pharmacologists carefully log all data related to their examinations and search for both minute details that provide clues at the smallest levels, and macro-data and trend lines at higher levels. In doing so, they can provide valuable information for dosages and offer professionals clues for early warning signs of adverse reactions to various medical treatments. Those who work in the toxicology field can also provide information regarding treatment and safe storage of chemical substances and details of negative/adverse reactions to skin and aerosol exposure, as well.
Most pharmacologists specialize in a discipline related to chemical biology, and a graduate degree in the field and experience working in pharmacological teams are generally required to work for a chemical or pharmaceutical company. Most pharmacologists work in a laboratory environment during regular business hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- Identify, develop, test and optimize drugs and their manufacturing methods and techniques.
- Design and conduct experiments and trials to test hypotheses.
- Provide expert input about clinical research and pharmacology data.
- Document and reproduce results, calling out key variables and equipment needs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pharmacologist
Pay by Experience for a Pharmacologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pharmacologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pharmacologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Pharmacologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 7 salaries. A Pharmacologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 8 salaries.
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