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Median Salary Range by Academic Job Title

Department Chair $125,000-$149,999

Professor, Principal Investigator

$75,000-$99,999

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

$75,000-$99,9999
Fellow, Post-doc $30,000-$49,999

Core Lab Manager

$50,000-$74,999

Senior Scientists: Median Pay by Employer Type

Pharma or Biotech

$75,000-$99,999

Government

$75,000-$99,999

University

$50,000-$74,999

Staff Scientists: Median Pay by Employer Type

Pharma or Biotech $50,000-$74,999

Government

$50,000-$74,999

University

$30,000 - $49,999

Salary Ranges by Employer Type

  University Government agency Pharma/Biotech
Less than $30,000

13%

2% 0%

$30,000-$49,999

30% 14% 7%

$50,000-$74,999

27% 31% 22%

$75,000-$99,999

16% 28% 33%

$100,0000-$124,999

5% 12% 19%

$125,000-$149,999

5% 12% 9%

$150,000-$174,999

2% 0% 3%

$175,000-$199,999

0.5% 1% 3%

$200,000-$299,999

1% 0% 3%

$300,000 or more

0.5% 0% 1%

Source: Genome Technology 2003 Salary Survey of 11,890 subscribers

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