The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $72,836 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Research Scientist, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
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$42,657 - $99,684
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MEDIAN: $72,835
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Research Scientist, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
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$15.66 - $41.45
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,657 - $99,684  
   
Bonus
$395.24 - $10,432  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $7,149  
Commission
$0.00 - $100.00  
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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$42,728 - $106,125  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,093
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $41.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$395.24 - $10,432  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $100.00  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $7,149  
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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$42,728 - $106,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,093
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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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National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Stem Cell
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biochemistry
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National Average
$74,000
Molecular Biology
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Data Analysis
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
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%
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