$76,968
Avg. Salary
$20.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,196

Bonus

$2,885

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Staff Scientist is $20.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Staff Scientist is $76,968 per year.

$15.45
10%
$20.50
50%
$32.23
90%
MEDIAN $20.50
$44k
10%
$77k
50%
$123k
90%
MEDIAN $76,968
$43,546 - $122,782
$44K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,968
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50%
90%

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$15.45 - $32.23
$15
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MEDIAN: $20.50
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$0$125K
Salary $43,546 - $122,782
Bonus $980 - $15,483
Profit Sharing $694 - $10,000
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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$41,083 - $125,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,410
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $15.45 - $32.23
Overtime $18.06 - $37.21
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $980 - $15,483
Profit Sharing $694 - $10,000
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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$41,083 - $125,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

Job Description for Staff Scientist

The responsibilities of staff scientists include collaborating with and guiding coworkers, overseeing projects and activities, and creating and reviewing procedures. Staff scientists also manage transfers and activities of other labs, perform tests, research, read and communicate data analysis, and complete other duties as assigned.

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Staff Scientist Tasks
  • Develop and conduct scientific research projects with minimal supervision.
  • Accurately document and publish scientific findings.
  • Manage the technical, budgetary, and scheduling aspects of scientific research projects.

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Popular Skills for Staff Scientist

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Staff Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 445 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Staff Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 169 salaries. A Staff Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

31%

25%

4%

-9%

-10%

National Average: $73,386

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Staff Scientist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Staff Scientist?

Staff Scientist in San Diego:
"Very good."
Pros: Professional opportunities and good city to live in
Cons: Commuting

Staff Scientist in Lansing:
"Important Skills To Have."
I have found that there are 2 kinds of skills, soft skills and hard skills. Soft skills are interpersonal skills like active listening, defuse arguments with timing, instructions and polite, concise language, and positive socializing with others. I think the most important skills are soft skills. For the work that I do or for any other field of work I strongly feel that having an edifying and uplifting personality and behavior is most important. I have found that contentious personalities and behavior create an atmosphere in the workplace that is stifling, oppressive and make it difficult to perform work/tasks well. In my opinion, most job specific skills are learned on the job by doing them.

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Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

▲40%

▲23%

▲13%

National Average
$73,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Image Processing
▲82%




▲13%


Chemistry
▲8%


National Average
$73,000


Statistical Analysis
▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%