Research Biologist Salary

A Research Biologist earns an average salary of $56,500 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Data Analysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,754 - $89,065
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MEDIAN: $57,243
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$13.88 - $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$37,754 - $89,065  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$34,217 - $84,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $27.00  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.23  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,021 - $9,787  
   
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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$34,217 - $84,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Biologist

Pay by Experience for a Research Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Research Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 31 salaries. A Research Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 7 salaries.

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"The overload of daily work requiring forced overtime."
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Key Stats for Research Biologist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Research Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲71%

Experienced
▲27%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Research Biologist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲24%


National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%
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