NIH Staff Scientist Salaries in Washington, DC Area

Updated Jul 22, 2021



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397 Salaries


Additional Pay Average:




$2,230 Avg

Cash Bonus

Reported in 14 salaries

$1 - $5,755 Range
Stock Bonus, Profit Sharing, Commission Sharing, Tips have not been reported for this role

How much does a Staff Scientist at NIH make?

The typical NIH Staff Scientist salary is $107,812 per year. Staff Scientist salaries at NIH can range from $13,128 - $183,865 per year. This estimate is based upon 397 NIH Staff Scientist salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Staff Scientist at NIH can expect to make an average total pay of $107,812 per year.


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Booz Allen Hamilton



Range: $76K - $119K

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$75,616 - $118,867 Range

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Henry M. Jackson Foundation



Range: $74K - $109K

14 salaries


$73,724 - $108,531 Range

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National Cancer Institute



Range: $63K - $178K

12 salaries


$63,008 - $178,493 Range

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The average salary for a Staff Scientist is $108,928 per year in Washington, DC Area, which is 1% higher than the average NIH salary of $107,812 per year for this job.

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