Toxicologist Salary

Toxicologists employed in the United States generally earn salaries in the range from $50,325 to $116,528 a year including bonuses, which can amount to up to $10,279 a year according to the salary information reported by Payscale.

The basic annual salary for toxicology doctors is typically in the range between $52,261 and $115,612 according to Payscale. Jobstat reports that the highest annual salary recorded for this occupation is $114,900 and the lowest, $50,810 a year.

Salary range

Toxicologist salaries vary depending on a number of factors. Work experience is one of the major ones. Toxicology doctors with 1 to 4 years of experience generally have salaries in the range from $41,022 to $98,633 a year.



Professionals with 5 to 9 years of experience typically make between $60,212 and $134,140 a year. Those with 10 to 19 years of experience are usually paid between $52,086 and $112,390 annually, and those with 20 or more years of experience typically report an annual pay in the range from $54,557 to $131,379 according to Payscale’s salary data.

Toxicologists with the Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) certification generally earn an income in the range from $59,798 to $119,195 a year.

Toxicologists working in the biotechnology research and development industry typically report earning an annual income in the range from $87,891 to $112,305 according to Payscale. Professionals working for organizations that employ between 1 and 9 people generally earn between $52,000 and $90,000 a year.

Women report salaries in the range from $51,245 to $105,697 a year, while men are typically paid between $53,391 and $123,650 annually according to Payscale’s salary data.

Average salary

The average salary for toxicologists working in the United States is $71,070 according to Salary.com, $82,907 a year according to Jobstat, and $83,272 a year according to Payscale. The salary data on Salary.com suggests that 10% of toxicologists earn up to $47,251 a year, while the 10% best paid specialists in this profession make $99,263 a year or more.

Hourly rate

Toxicologists earn $41.23 per hour on average according to the salary data reported by Jobstat. The highest hourly wage recorded for this profession is $57.14 and the lowest, $25.27 per hour.

Salary by state



Toxicologists’ yearly salaries depend on geographical location among other factors, and can vary significantly from state to state.

For example, toxicology doctors based in New Jersey typically report salaries in the range from $78,611 to $131,523 a year, and those based in the District of Columbia are generally paid between $88,437 and $102,032 a year.

Professionals working in Ohio usually earn an annual income in the range from $78,531 to $101,302, and those employed in Texas are typically paid between $49,132 and $111,013 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.

Benefits

Toxicologists typically get a variety of benefits and perks along with their annual income, and their benefits packages can sometimes reflect their salary. Toxicology specialists who get paid vacations and holidays generally earn between $56,111 and $118,783 a year, those who have 401(k) plans are typically paid between $52,426 and $119,599 annually, and professionals who get paid sick leave earn between $55,665 and $116,350 a year according to Payscale’s salary statistics.



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Toxicologists who have life and disability insurance as part of their benefits package are generally paid between $60,000 and $122,084 annually, those who get cell phones typically earn between $78,611 and $114,842 a year, and professionals who get reimbursement for training, education, tuition, or certification generally report salaries in the range from $56,972 to $108,090 a year according to Payscale’s data.

The most popular benefits and perks among toxicologists are paid vacations and holidays, 401(k) plans, paid sick leave, life and disability insurance, casual dress and atmosphere at work, reimbursement for professional education, training, and certification, and cell phones.

Other income factors

Toxicologists’ annual salaries can also vary depending on employer type. Professionals employed by companies generally earn between $53,618 and $128,212 a year, and those working for the federal government are typically paid between $55,432 and $110,466 a year. Toxicologists employed by the state and local government usually report earning salaries in the range from $51,795 to $81,559 a year, and those employed by private practices and firms are typically paid between $52,000 and $90,000 a year according to Payscale.

Academic degree is another factor that can affect a toxicologist’s yearly income. For example, professionals with a bachelor’s degree generally earn between $61,000 and $105,500 annually, while those with a doctorate (PhD) in toxicology are typically paid between $71,500 and $108,057 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.

Toxicologists’ yearly bonus earnings also depend on a wide range of factors, including professional experience. Toxicologists who are in their first year get $1,750 on average, those with 1 to 4 years of experience are paid around $1,000 annually, and professionals with 5 to 9 years of experience under their belt get $4,250 a year on average in bonuses. Toxicologists with 10 to 19 years of experience report getting around $4,000 a year, and those with 20 or more years of experience are paid around $5,000 a year in bonus money according to Payscale’s data.

The average bonuses can vary dramatically from state to state. Toxicologists employed in New Jersey get $10,000 a year on average, those working in Washington are paid around $7,500 a year, and professionals based in California get $5,000 a year on average in bonuses. Toxicology specialists working in Ohio get $4,069 a year on average, and those employed in Virginia are paid around $1,000 a year in bonuses according to Payscale.

Toxicologists’ bonus earnings also greatly depend on industry. Professionals working in the environmental consulting sector typically earn around $9,000 a year, those employed in the pharmaceuticals industry are paid $6,750 a year on average, and toxicology specialists working in the biotechnology research and development sector get $4,500 a year on average in bonus money. Toxicologists working in the health care sector are typically paid around $2,500 a year, and those working in public health research report not getting any bonus earnings according to Payscale.

Women get $3,931 a year on average in bonus money, while men are typically paid around $2,000 a year. Toxicologists with the Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) qualification are generally paid around $3,750 a year.

Employer type is another factor that can affect a toxicologist’s bonus earnings. For example, professionals working for private practices and firms typically get around $5,000 a year, those employed by companies are paid $4,250 a year on average, and toxicologists who work as contractors are generally paid around $4,069 a year in bonuses. Professionals working for the federal government report getting $750 a year on average in bonuses according to Payscale’s salary statistics.

Contributions from profit sharing also depend on a number of factors, including years of experience. For instance, toxicology specialists with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn around $1,050 a year, while those with 5 to 9 years of experience are paid $10,250 a year on average.