Research Associate, Biotechnology Salary (United States)

A Research Associate, Biotechnology earns an average salary of $50,526 per year. A skill in HPLC is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Research Associate, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
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$35,750 - $72,830
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MEDIAN: $50,526
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Research Associate, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
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$14.53 - $29.50
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,750 - $72,830  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $6,278  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,152  
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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$35,422 - $74,006  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,379
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $29.50  
   
Overtime
$21.11 - $44.29  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$205.11 - $6,278  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,152  
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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$35,422 - $74,006  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,379
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Job Description for Research Associate, Biotechnology
A research associate in biotechnology spends almost all of his or her time in a laboratory setting conducting experiments and analyzing data. This research associate (also called a “wet lab associate”) is in charge of testing potential biologic compounds' effectiveness on potential diseases. The testing requires the use of standard scientific tools such as pipettes and petri dishes to grow cultures. At the junior level, all of the associate's time is spent in the lab. However, at more senior research levels, the associate may oversee labs across multiple locations, so some travel may be required. Also, a substantial portion of the research associate's lab work is done in conjunction with other teams, so there is a lot of collaboration with other research associates working on other projects. Additionally, research associates in biotechnology generally work during regular business hours, although overtime and off-hours work may be required depending on the needs of the lab.
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Research Associate, Biotechnology Tasks
  • Create and document laboratory protocols and equipment/substrate information.
  • Critically analyze results, and collaborate with the research team to write up findings.
  • Conduct laboratory work such as chromatography/LC/MS/assays on samples or in vitro systems.
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Pay Difference By Location
Irvine
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Cambridge
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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$51,000
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Experience Affects Research Associate, Biotechnology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Research Associate, Biotechnology Salaries

HPLC
up arrow 16%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%
ELISA
up arrow 6%
Protein Purification
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Stem Cell
up arrow 3%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
cell culture
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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