Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $73,029 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Product Development, Stem Cell, and Bioinformatics. 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 Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$43,058 - $99,083
(Median)
43K
57K
73K
88K
99K
MEDIAN: $73,028
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Research Scientist, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$15.58 - $38.52
(Median)
16
19
24
31
39
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,058 - $99,083  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,389  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $10,137  
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).
)
$43,111 - $104,619  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $38.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,389  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $10,137  
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).
)
$43,111 - $104,619  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,732
Is Research Scientist, Biotechnology your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.
Read More...
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.
Read more about: Biochemists

Common Career Paths for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Research Scientist, Biotechnology Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

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

Pay Difference By Location

Emeryville
up arrow 29%
Cambridge
up arrow 17%
up arrow 15%
up arrow 4%
New York
up arrow 4%
Raleigh
up arrow 1%
National Average
$74,000
Durham
up arrow 5%
St. Louis
up arrow 6%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Philadelphia
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
Austin
up arrow 28%
Madison
up arrow 34%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 19%
Stem Cell
up arrow 14%
biochemistry
up arrow 2%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
Immunology
up arrow 1%
Molecular Biology
0%
National Average
$74,000
Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%
HPLC
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 464 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
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: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -