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Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $75,492 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Mass Spectrometry, 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.
$44,936 - $100,393
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$44,936 - $100,393  
   
Bonus
$-0.38 - $11,261  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $7,233  
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$44,671 - $106,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,463
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Hourly Rate
$15.92 - $38.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.92  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.38 - $11,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $7,233  
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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$44,671 - $106,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Mass Spectrometry
up arrow 18%

Product Development
up arrow 16%

up arrow 13%




Immunology
up arrow 7%

National Average
$77,000

biochemistry
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 343 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%