Staff Scientist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$80,000
$54,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$117,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CA Technologies
Highest Paying City
Pleasanton, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a staff scientist make?
Staff Scientists in the US make on average $80,215 annually or $38.57 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $117,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $54,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Staff Scientists are Health Care companies and Education companies. Nevada, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, and Maryland have the highest paying Staff Scientist jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 3.5 years.
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Average Staff Scientist Salary By Location

As a Staff Scientist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $80,215 per year or $38.57 per hour. The city with the highest Staff Scientist salary is Pleasanton, CA at $106,391 per year. Even an entry-level Staff Scientist makes $74,000 per year in Pleasanton, CA. Nevada, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, and Maryland are the highest paying states. South Carolina, Nebraska, and Texas have the lowest Staff Scientist salaries.

Map of Staff Scientist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Staff Scientists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Staff Scientist Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Staff Scientist makes. Health Care companies and Education companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. CA Technologies and BP America are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like ConocoPhillips and SAS Institute report highly competitive salaries for Staff Scientists.

Average Staff Scientist Pay By Industry

Staff Scientist salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Professional companies, Technology companies, and Pharmaceutical companies pay their Staff Scientists well. Professional companies pay Staff Scientists an average salary of $93,193, Technology companies pay $87,186, and Pharmaceutical companys come in at $80,240. At $67,441, the average salary for Staff Scientists in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$93,193
$93k
Technology
Technology
$87,186
$87k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$80,240
$80k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$78,941
$79k
Education
Education
$75,784
$76k
Health Care
Health Care
$67,441
$67k

Staff Scientist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Staff Scientist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Staff Scientist can range from $60,753 to $104,746 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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