Mid-Career Staff Scientist Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Staff Scientists come in at around $84K annually on average. For the most part, Mid-Career Staff Scientists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Staff Scientists who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,480 - $124,915
$51K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,162
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50%
90%

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$18.65 - $32.32
$19
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$32
MEDIAN: $24.99
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$0$127K
Salary $51,480 - $124,915
Bonus $1,174 - $15,298
Profit Sharing $4,880
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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$50,066 - $127,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 247
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $18.65 - $32.32
Overtime $28.99
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $1,174 - $15,298
Profit Sharing $4,880
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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$50,066 - $127,039
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,470

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

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Staff Scientists that is 65 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Staff Scientists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+4 percent). San Diego ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (12 percent lower) and New York (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Staff Scientist Salaries

Product Development
▲18%

Material Science
▲16%

Data Analysis
▲1%

Biotechnology
▲1%

National Average
$84,000


Software Development
▼1%

Project Management
▼5%

Molecular Biology
▼13%

Environmental Compliance
▼21%

Regulatory Compliance
▼28%

Environmental Consulting
▼36%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 6%
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