While not on par with most senior biotech executives, many scientists who run major institutes and academic centers ain’t doin’ so bad. In fact, a case could be made that they are not being paid enough. After all, these prestigious medical institutes and laboratories, which employ large groups of scientists from diverse disciplines, carry out many of the same research activities as biotech and pharma companies. They announce numerous medical breakthroughs and discover potential new drug leads. Their scientific and commercial value is validated by the many life science firms from all over the globe who choose to partner with them.
Below are the salaries for chief executives of independent nonprofit research institutes during the period covered by the most recent publicly-available information. As a result, in some cases the listed chief executives have been succeeded by others; such leadership changes are detailed in footnotes. FY denotes Fiscal Year, which ends June 30 unless otherwise specified. CY denotes Calendar Year.