The average salary for a Research Associate, Biotechnology is $55,869.
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Job Description for Research Associate, Biotechnology
A research associate in biotechnology spends almost all of his or her time in a laboratory setting conducting experiments and analyzing data. This research associate (also called a “wet lab associate”) is in charge of testing potential biologic compounds' effectiveness on potential diseases. The testing requires the use of standard scientific tools such as pipettes and petri dishes to grow cultures. At the junior level, all of the associate's time is spent in the lab. However, at more senior res…Read more
Research Associate, Biotechnology Tasks
- Conduct laboratory work such as chromatography/LC/MS/assays on samples or in vitro systems.
- Critically analyze results, and collaborate with the research team to write up findings.
- Create and document laboratory protocols and equipment/substrate information.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Associate, Biotechnology
The top respondents for the job title Research Associate, Biotechnology are from the companies Illumina, Inc., Genentech, Inc. and BioLegend. Reported salaries are highest at Genentech, Inc. where the average pay is $81,313. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Seattle Genetics, Inc., earning around $73,667 and $63,000, respectively. BioLegend pays the lowest at around $47,500. Novavax, Inc and Intrexon Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $48,796 and $56,530, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Research Associate, Biotechnology
Skills in Biotechnology and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include PCR Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Molecular Biology.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Associate, Biotechnology
An entry-level Research Associate, Biotechnology with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,970 based on 565 salaries. An early career Research Associate, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,292 based on 1,469 salaries. A mid-career Research Associate, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,566 based on 473 salaries. An experienced Research Associate, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,856 based on 172 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,567.
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Employees with Research Associate, Biotechnology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in South San Francisco, California (15.2% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (6.9% less).
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