Average Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

$85,083
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$7,647
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$4,983
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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $85,083.
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$54k
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$85k
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$116k
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What Do Research Scientist, Biotechnologies Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

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The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist, Biotechnology are from the companies Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Amgen Corporation and Abbvie, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amgen Corporation where the average pay is $102,439. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, Inc., earning around $102,362 and $90,228, respectively. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. pays the lowest at around $64,242. GlaxoSmithKline and Abbvie, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $79,757 and $85,497, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnologies?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist, Biotechnologies?

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 $80,287 based on 254 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,794 based on 1,014 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,098 based on 609 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,986 based on 439 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,160.
Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (20.0% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (16.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,432 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
41.7%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
4.8%

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