Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Staff Scientist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$97,194 / yrTotal Pay
$76,209 / yrBase Pay
$20,986 / yrAdditional Pay

$97,194

 / yr
$51K$279K
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The estimated total pay for a Staff Scientist is $97,194 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $76,209 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,986 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Associate Scientist Salaries with median pay of $105,543, Principal Scientist Salaries with median pay of $152,534, Senior Scientist Salaries with median pay of $136,985, Scientist I Salaries with median pay of $112,371.

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NIH
4.3

NIH

Staff Scientist

$117,927

 /yr
Range: $15K - $198K

$15K

$198K

$14,924 - $198,437 Range

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Washington University in St. Louis
4.3

$52K

$87K

$52,268 - $87,218 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

$127,054

 /yr
Range: $79K - $180K

$79K

$180K

$79,450 - $180,000 Range

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
4.1

$64K

$124K

$63,531 - $124,049 Range

Caltech (California)
4.3

Caltech (California)

Staff Scientist

$89,882

 /yr
Range: $56K - $122K

$56K

$122K

$55,616 - $121,838 Range

The Scripps Research Institute
4.1

$74,564

 /yr
Range: $64K - $107K

$64K

$107K

$63,705 - $107,032 Range

City of Hope
3.9

City of Hope

Staff Scientist

$76,068

 /yr
Range: $68K - $146K

$68K

$146K

$67,868 - $146,000 Range

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4.5

$79K

$113K

$79,285 - $113,336 Range

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
3.7

$65K

$88K

$64,814 - $88,341 Range

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
4.1

$150,749

 /yr
Range: $129K - $192K

$129K

$192K

$129,452 - $192,473 Range

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
4.5

$105K

$199K

$105,224 - $198,858 Range

Raytheon BBN
4.0

Raytheon BBN

Staff Scientist

$106,816

 /yr
Range: $95K - $145K

$95K

$145K

$94,617 - $144,800 Range

Regeneron
4.0

Regeneron

Staff Scientist

$158,948

 /yr
Range: $134K - $206K

$134K

$206K

$134,293 - $206,373 Range

$76,515

 /yr
Range: $72K - $193K

$72K

$193K

$71,800 - $192,639 Range

Environmental Resources Management
3.6

$45K

$65K

$45,253 - $64,812 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

Booz Allen Hamilton

Staff Scientist

$96,639

 /yr
Range: $76K - $135K

$76K

$135K

$76,098 - $135,327 Range

Baylor College of Medicine
3.8

$73,052

 /yr
Range: $59K - $103K

$59K

$103K

$59,396 - $102,530 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

Staff Scientist

$69,998

 /yr
Range: $53K - $102K

$53K

$102K

$52,684 - $102,388 Range

Labcorp
3.7

Labcorp

Staff Scientist

$98,816

 /yr
Range: $89K - $134K

$89K

$134K

$89,324 - $134,451 Range

Cardno
3.5

Cardno

Staff Scientist

$54,992

 /yr
Range: $43K - $63K

$43K

$63K

$42,730 - $63,454 Range

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$53,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$110,600

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$180,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$10,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Scientist with more than 15 years of experience

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$82,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist I with 4 to 6 years of experience

$57,400

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$132,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Staff Scientist II with more than 15 years of experience

$110,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

13 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$28,000/yr

13 days ago by a Staff Scientist with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Staff Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a Staff Scientist is $87,759 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Staff Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3161 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a Staff Scientist in United States is $140,639 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Scientist in United States is $54,762 per year.

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