A Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology earns an average salary of $93,391 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Bioinformatics is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
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$62,086 - $121,751
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MEDIAN: $93,390
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Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Total Pay (?
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$23.29 - $50.50
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,086 - $121,751  
   
Bonus
$-0.38 - $17,533  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $10,238  
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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$63,121 - $132,973  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.29 - $50.50  
   
Overtime
$33.61 - $57.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.38 - $17,533  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $10,238  
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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$63,121 - $132,973  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,430
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Job Description for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology
  • Assess new technologies and future applications of technologies.
  • Propose, plan, and manage research projects, report preparation, and presentation of findings.
  • Lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes.
  • Participate in research formulating and writing with other staff.
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Experience Affects Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Bioinformatics
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Biotechnology
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Product Development
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Molecular Biology
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National Average
$97,000
biochemistry
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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%
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