A Biotechnologist earns an average salary of $59,495 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$20,020 - $176,810
(Median)
$20K
$59K
$180K
MEDIAN: $59,495
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$8.30 - $30.10
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$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$20,020 - $176,810  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
Total Pay (?
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$20,152 - $174,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $30.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$97.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,152 - $174,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Biotechnologist

Biotechnologists perform innovative work in areas such as quality control, quality certification, and data innovation. There are three areas of biotechnology: environmental, industrial, and medical; examples of their work include performing live animal studies and utilizing investigative learning of plants, organisms, organic chemistry, and hereditary qualities to answer questions and solve problems.

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Biotechnologist Tasks

  • Calculate and record research results.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Assist biological scientists with research of living organisms and organic substances.

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Experience Affects Biotechnologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 45%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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