Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $79,067 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, Stem Cell, and Immunology.
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$48,506 - $103,959
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$49K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,067
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$18.59 - $45.90
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,506 - $103,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,310  
Profit Sharing
$1,485 - $7,891  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$47,953 - $109,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,340
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Hourly Rate
$18.59 - $45.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.34  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,310  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,485 - $7,891  
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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$47,953 - $109,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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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National Average: $79,853

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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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Experience Affects Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 17%

up arrow 14%

Immunology
up arrow 11%


biochemistry
up arrow 5%

Biotechnology
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 4%


Protein Purification
up arrow 6%

Research Analysis
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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