Life Sciences Salary Survey
Life Sciences
Compensation Survey
Global market data to benchmark your life science and clinical talent
The Culpepper Life Sciences Compensation Survey provides global market data to benchmark your organization's life science talent. From our Standard data license to our Premium and Enterprise solutions with professional services, you have the option to select a solution that best fits your needs.

Wide Range of Life Science Jobs

Access compensation data for over 140 life science job families. Select job functions and families:

Pre-Clinical & Scientific R&D
  • Animal Care
  • Animal Research
  • Assay Development
  • Biology (General)
  • Biology (Cell)
  • Biology (Microbiology)
  • Biology (Molecular)
  • Chemistry (General)
  • Chemistry (Analytical)
  • Chemistry (Medicinal)
  • Chemistry (Organic/Biochemistry)
  • Epidemiology
  • Formulation
  • Imaging Research
  • Immunology
  • Pathology Research
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinarians
  • Research Science Professors
  • Research Science Postdocs
  • Research Science Project Management
  • Research Science (General)
Clinical R&D
  • Clinical Development
  • Clinical Feasibility & Patient Recruitment
  • Clinical Project Management
  • Clinical Research Associate (CSRA)
  • Clinical Research Scientists
  • Clinical Research Quality
  • Clinical Supply
  • Clinical Trials Associates (CTAs)
  • Medical Monitors
  • Translational Sciences
Research Data & Informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Data
Biotech & Pharma Production
  • Biotech & Pharma Production
  • Biotech & Pharma Packaging
Clinical Education & Equipment Support
  • Clinical Education
  • Biomedical Equipment Tech. (BMET)
  • Medical Device / Equipment Support
  • Radiology Equipment Special. (CRES)
Pathology & Laboratory Services
  • Cytotechnologists
  • Cytogenetic Technologists
  • Glass Washing Technicians
  • Histotechnicians
  • Histotechnologists
  • Laboratory Instrument Calibration
  • Laboratory Services
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Technologists
  • Cytogenetic Technologists
  • Pathology
  • Phlebotomists
  • Quality Control Laboratory
  • Specimen Handlers
  • Sterile Processing Technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Buyers
Product Safety & Validation
  • Medical Device Surveillance
  • Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety
  • Post Market Surveillance Analysts
  • Validation Engineering
Regulatory & Medical Affairs
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Product Labeling Specialists
  • Regulatory Affairs (Life Sciences)
  • Trial Master File (TMF) Specialists
Scientific Writing / Market Access / Outcome Research
  • Scientific & Medical Writing
  • Reimbursement
  • Health Economics & Outcome Research
Life Science Executives
  • Chief Medical Officer (Life Sciences)
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pre-Clinical R&D
  • Clinical Data
  • Clinical R&D (M.D.)
  • Clinical R&D (Non-M.D.)
  • Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance
  • Health Economics & Outcomes
  • Laboratory Services
  • Market Access & Reimbursement
  • Medical Affairs
  • Product Development (Life Sciences)
  • Regulatory Affairs (Life Sciences)
  • Research (Life Sciences)
  • Scientific Research & Development
  • Additional Executives
Medical Device R&D and Engineering
Medical Device Engineers are in the Engineering Survey.

Other Job Functions
For complete access to all job functions, including Life Sciences, Executive, Operations, Engineering, Technology, and Sales see Complete for Life Sciences.

Job Classifications & Levels

Job families include a wide range of levels, from entry level individual contributors to top executives, allowing you to accurately match more of your jobs. Learn More about Job Classifications & Levels >
Company-Sourced Data Collected Directly from Participating Companies

Culpepper Compensation Surveys include current market data collected directly from HR and compensation professionals in participating organizations. You have the option to segment data by company size, ownership, and industry sector.
Global Compensation Data
We report worldwide compensation data to meet your local, national, and international needs.

Precise and Relevant Local Geographic Data
We provide compensation data for specific geographic locations, allowing you to more accurately price your jobs.
Access Current Data Throughout the Year
We collect and report updated compensation market data year-round, allowing you to base your decisions on always-current data.

Comprehensive Compensation Data
Compensation outputs include base salaries, salary structures, short-term cash incentives, total cash compensation, equity compensation & long-term incentives, total direct compensation, incentive eligibility, hourly pay rates, shift differentials, compensation ratios, and more.

Unlimited Customizable Reports
We provide powerful and easy-to-use online reporting tools for viewing and analyzing compensation data. You can request an unlimited number of customizable compensation reports at no extra fee. Customization options include preferences for compensation outputs, data cuts, statistical metrics, you-to-market comparisons, and more.

Participation Requirements

To ensure that we report current and comprehensive data, we require participation in Culpepper Compensation Surveys.

All subscribers must submit current compensation data for all employees matching jobs covered in each survey and location included in a survey license.

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Data Confidentiality

We fully recognize the sensitivity of survey participant data and hold individual company and employee-level data in strict confidence. We only publish survey data in anonymized, aggregate form. Data sufficiency and security controls are in place to ensure that we do not disclose your company's compensation practices or any personally identifiable information (PII) of your employees.

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Data Integrity & Methodology

You can use our data with confidence in both the source and survey methodology.

Designed for Business Use by Employers
Do not collect data from consumers or data self-reported by employees.

Source of Data
Compensation data is collected directly from HR professionals in participating organizations.

Data Integrity
Data is carefully reviewed by Culpepper compensation analysts.

Survey Cycle
Data is collected, updated, and audited throughout the year.

Regulatory Compliance
Comply with data protection & privacy laws and antitrust safe harbor guidelines.

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Subscription License and Pricing Information

An annual online subscription license to the Culpepper Life Sciences Compensation Survey includes:
All Life Sciences Job
Access compensation reports for all Life Sciences (LS) jobs and Life Sciences Executive (EX) positions with reportable data.
Access Current Data Throughout the Year
We collect and report updated compensation data year-round. At the beginning of each month, we publish new datasets with current data for our online reports. You have the option to use the latest dataset or continue working with an existing dataset. New jobs, countries, and specific breakouts are published as soon as sufficient data is collected and verified from participating companies.
Global Data
Access compensation reports for all countries and locations with reportable data included in your survey license and data submission.

Country access for Standard solutions are limited to countries where your company has operations and remote employees.

Plus, Premium, and Enterprise solutions provide access to additional countries where your company is expanding, and compensation market data is needed before operations are open or employees are hired.
Unlimited Number of Customizable Reports
You can request an unlimited number of customizable compensation reports at no additional fee.
You-to-Market Comparisons
After compensation data for your organization has been verified and imported, you will be able to view you-to-market comparisons enabling you to identify jobs that are above or below-market rates.
Benchmarking Data Services
Premium and Enterprise solutions include the following professional benchmarking data services:
From our Standard data license to our Premium and Enterprise solutions with professional services, you have the option to select a solution that best fits your needs.
Learn More / Request a Quote
Make a modest investment in a Culpepper Compensation Survey Data Solution to help you manage your company's largest expense: Compensation.

To learn more or request a price quote, please contact our sales team with details about your needs.

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