The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $79,956 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Chemistry, cell culture, Mass Spectrometry, Immunology, and Stem Cell.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,218 - $110,016  
   
Bonus
$1,497 - $14,491  
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $10,213  
Commission
$3,020 - $11,920  
Total Pay (?
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$46,898 - $115,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,125
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Hourly Rate
$17.74 - $46.45  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $71.52  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,497 - $14,491  
   
Commission
$3,020 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $10,213  
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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$46,898 - $115,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Most biotechnology research scientists work in a laboratory conducting experiments in the field of biotechnology, which looks to incorporate the unique characteristics of nature to invent or propose a product that can (for example) further crop growth, preserve food with greater safety, and possibly create a better pharmaceutical drug.

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Research Scientist, Biotechnology Tasks

  • Researche or studiy chemical composition and processes of living organisms.
  • Determine chemical actions and effects on organisms such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.
  • Focus on areas that affect vital processes such as growth and aging.

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National Average: $80,566

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Q: What is it like working as a Research Scientist, Biotechnology?

Research Scientist, Biotechnology in Whitesboro:
"Rewarding Work."
Pros: The people, flexible hours, ability to get over time, learning about new drugs and biological processes.
Cons: Poor management. Poor communication. No recognition for going above and beyond. Having a "do the minimum to get by" attitude.

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Key Stats for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Chemistry
up arrow 27%

cell culture
up arrow 20%

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 16%

Immunology
up arrow 14%

up arrow 10%

biochemistry
up arrow 7%


Project Management
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National Average
$81,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Tissue Culture
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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