The average pay for a Research Scientist with Biotechnology skills is $74,996 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$45,615 - $107,585
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MEDIAN: $74,995
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$16.39 - $36.48
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,615 - $107,585  
   
Bonus
$1,762 - $15,253  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,984 - $112,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 797
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $36.48  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,762 - $15,253  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $20,000  
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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$43,984 - $112,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,464

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$74,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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