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Culpepper Life Sciences Compensation Survey
Life Sciences
Compensation Survey
Global market data to benchmark the compensation of your life science and clinical talent.

Wide Range of Life Science Jobs

The Culpepper Life Sciences Compensation Survey provides global market data to benchmark the compensation of your organization's life science talent. It includes over 150 life science job families. Select job functions and families include:
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 Outsourcing
  • 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
Pharmacy
  • 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 Information
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Product Labeling Specialists
  • Regulatory Affairs (Life Sciences)
  • Trial Master File (TMF) Specialists
Scientific Writing / Market Access / Outcome Research
  • Scientific & Medical Writing
  • Market Access
  • 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 and Levels

Job families in the Culpepper Life Sciences Compensation Survey include a wide range of levels, from entry level individual contributors to scientists to executives, allowing you to accurately match more of your jobs.

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Compensation Market Data Compensation Market Data
Compensation Market Data
from Participating Life Science Organizations


The Culpepper Life Sciences Compensation Survey includes current market data collected directly from organizations of all sizes, ranging from small private firms to multi-national corporations.

Specific life science sectors include biotechnology, contract research organizations (CROs), clinical lab services, medical devices, medical & scientific equipment, medical supplies & products, pharmaceutical, and research institutes & organizations.
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 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 are reporting current and comprehensive compensation data, participation is required for all Culpepper Compensation Surveys.

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

We fully recognize the sensitivity of survey participant & client data and hold individual company and employee-level data in strictest confidence. Data submitted to Culpepper is not disclosed to or resold by third parties. Survey data is only published in aggregate form and is never displayed or released by Culpepper in such a way that a participant's pay levels, practices, or personally identifiable information (PII) could be determined.

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Five Benefits of Participating >
Survey Methodology

We collect compensation data directly from HR professionals in participating organizations, and our analysts carefully verify all data before entry into our database. 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
We collect compensation data directly from HR professionals in participating organizations.

Data Integrity
All survey data is carefully reviewed by Culpepper compensation analysts.

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

Legal Compliance
Adhere to privacy laws and antitrust safe harbor guidelines.

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Subscription License, Pricing and Order Information
An annual online subscription license to the
Life Sciences Compensation Survey includes:

All Life Sciences Jobs
Access compensation reports for all Life Sciences (LS) jobs and Life Sciences Executive (EX) positions with reportable data.

Global Data
Access compensation reports for all geographic locations and countries with reportable data that are included in your survey license and data submission.

Access to Current Data Throughout the Year
We collect and report updated compensation data year-round, allowing you to base your compensation decisions on always-current data. 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.

Unlimited Number of Customizable Reports
You can request an unlimited number of customizable compensation reports at no additional fee.

User Licenses
You can authorize access to four internal employee users and two external non-employee HR consultants advising your company on your compensation plans and practices.

Note: Culpepper Complete Solutions allow for an unlimited number internal employee users on your company's subscription license.
Life Sciences Compensation Survey
Annual Subscription License
1 Year $2,275  USD Order Form
Subscribe today and leverage a modest investment in Culpepper Compensation Surveys to strategically manage your company's largest expense: Compensation.