Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $74,160 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Product Development and Stem Cell. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary (?
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$44,008 - $99,794
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MEDIAN: $74,159
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Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary (?
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$15.61 - $36.98
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,008 - $99,794  
   
Bonus
$73.40 - $10,636  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $7,179  
Total Pay (?
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$43,853 - $105,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,574
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $36.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$73.40 - $10,636  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $7,179  
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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$43,853 - $105,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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

Late-Career
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$75,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Product Development
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Stem Cell
up arrow 14%
biochemistry
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Molecular Biology
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National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%