Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $77,421 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 Mass Spectrometry, Immunology, and Product Development.
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$47,412 - $101,724
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MEDIAN: $77,420
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$17.22 - $45.30
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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Salary
$47,412 - $101,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $6,787  
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$46,859 - $107,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,286
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$17.22 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.00  
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$0.00 - $12,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $6,787  
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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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$46,859 - $107,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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

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

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Experience Affects Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 15%

Immunology
up arrow 13%

Product Development
up arrow 11%


biochemistry
up arrow 7%




National Average
$78,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Protein Purification
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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