The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $82,886.
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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. Biotechnology researchers normally work for large industries, although positions do exist in governmental and nonprofit sectors. At many organizations, there i…Read more
Research Scientist, Biotechnology Tasks
- Focus on areas that affect vital processes such as growth and aging.
- Research or study chemical composition and processes of living organisms.
- Determine chemical actions and effects on organisms such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist, Biotechnology are from the companies Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Abbvie, Inc and Pfizer, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Johnson & Johnson where the average pay is $100,042. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amgen Corporation and Merck & Co., Inc., earning around $99,990 and $89,284, respectively. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. pays the lowest at around $61,934. Abbott Laboratories and Abbvie, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,526 and $80,473, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
Skills in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Protein Purification, Data Analysis and Product Development.
Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
An entry-level Research Scientist, Biotechnology with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,764 based on 268 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,069 based on 1,075 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,807 based on 701 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,723 based on 495 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,997.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (17.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10.5% less), Los Angeles, California (1.6% less) and San Diego, California (1.3% less).
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