Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Bioinformatics Skills Salary

Earnings for Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists with Bioinformatics skills come in at around $107K per year on average. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Male Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists with Bioinformatics skills far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$78,258 - $135,998
MEDIAN: $106,964

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$78,258 - $135,998  
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$78,751 - $149,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

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

The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $104K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Biotechnology Senior Research Scientists with Bioinformatics skills make a median salary of $119K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $109K.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 1%