Toxicologist Salary

Earnings for Toxicologists in the United States come in at around $85K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Work is enjoyable for Toxicologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,046 - $133,437
$47K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,900
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50%
90%

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$13.53 - $47.40
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$47
MEDIAN: $24.81
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$0$137K
Salary $47,046 - $133,437
Bonus $0.00 - $18,000
Total Pay (?
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$42,603 - $137,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $13.53 - $47.40
Hourly Tips $2.86
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $0.00 - $18,000
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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$42,603 - $137,235
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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Job Description for Toxicologist

Toxicologists perform various tests and conduct research to determine the effects of chemicals on humans and animals, and they are often employed in the pharmaceutical field. They are usually present from the development phases to the product's release on the market, as well as for ongoing analysis of consumers and long-term use, and they generally conduct investigations, tests, and studies to determine whether a drug or chemical is safe for human use.

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Toxicologist Tasks

  • Perform toxicological analyses to detect, understand, defend, and profile materials and compounds.
  • Review laboratory and/or human studies to assess dangers, exposures, and protocols.
  • Create hazard training and documentation materials specific to particular workers.
  • Support labeling and materials records, including warnings and suggested substitutions.

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Popular Skills for Toxicologist


Survey takers who work as Toxicologists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in toxicology, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Toxicologist

Pay by Experience for a Toxicologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Toxicologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Toxicologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Toxicologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 50 salaries. A Toxicologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 28 salaries.

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Key Stats for Toxicologist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Toxicologist Salaries

▲26%

▲23%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$81,000

▼23%

Skills That Affect Toxicologist Salaries

toxicology
▲23%




Data Analysis
▲1%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%
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