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October 30, 2016

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Toxicologist Job Description

Biochemists Research or study chemical composition and processes of living organisms that affect vital processes such as growth and aging to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues. Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation or other research, production, technical writing, or related activities.

Toxicologist Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Toxicologist is $82907 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $114900. The lowest salary reported was $50810. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Toxicologist is $41.23 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $57.14. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $25.27. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Toxicologist are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $5000 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Toxicologist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New Jersey – $62,094 – $106,125
New York – n/a
North Carolina – n/a
Ohio – $77,825 – $100,754
Texas – $55,000 – $102,375
Washington – n/a

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These are the highest paying cities for a Toxicologist. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Washington, District of Columbia –
Houston, Texas –
New York, New York –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Columbus, Ohio –
Cleveland, Ohio –
Raleigh, North Carolina –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Toxicologist from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $82907 while in 2007 it was just $76886.51

How To Become a Toxicologist

The requirements necessary to get into this field is straight forward. A career in toxicology starts at the high school level. At this point, it is best to concentrate on math, English, computer technology, chemistry, biology and physics. Participating in science fairs and clubs is also important. These are important extra-curricular activities that build experience and leadership. At the college level a baccalaureate degree in toxicology is not necessary. A first degree in Biology or Chemistry will suffice. It is best to take as many science based courses as possible especially mathematics and statistics. This will ensure an easy passage into toxicology graduate programs and a boost for the toxicologist salary.

Job Outlook

The demand for toxicologists is steadily rising. This due to the fact that there is an increase need for medicine to treat and cure various ailments. There is an overall renewed consciousness about being healthy and recovering from diseases. The job of the toxicologist is to judge the integrity of medicine and food that people consume. Therefore, our society is dependent on toxicologists’ to research and analyze products before they reach the market. Large pharmaceutical and food companies need them to do ongoing research on products.

Gender Statistics

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 47% of Toxicologists were females while 53% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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