$81,286
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$7,129

Profit Sharing

$4,906

Commission

$5,000
The average pay for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $79,939 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Neuroscience, Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Immunology, and cell culture.
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$49,961 - $108,972
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MEDIAN: $81,286
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$17.36 - $46.45
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$0$115K
Salary $49,961 - $108,972
Bonus $1,540 - $14,179
Profit Sharing $1,546 - $10,157
Commission $0.00 - $11,745
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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$48,853 - $115,640
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,247
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $17.36 - $46.45
Overtime $19.27 - $73.42
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $1,540 - $14,179
Commission $0.00 - $11,745
Profit Sharing $1,546 - $10,157
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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$48,853 - $115,640
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Pay by Experience for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Scientist, Biotechnology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 688 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Scientist, Biotechnology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 416 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 254 salaries. A Research Scientist, Biotechnology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,919

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Research Scientist, Biotechnology Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Research Scientist, Biotechnology?

Research Scientist, Biotechnology in Whitesboro:
"Rewarding Work."
Pros: The people, flexible hours, ability to get over time, learning about new drugs and biological processes.
Cons: Poor management. Poor communication. No recognition for going above and beyond. Having a "do the minimum to get by" attitude.

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Key Stats for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

▲24%

▲10%

National Average
$82,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salaries

Neuroscience
▲34%

Chemistry
▲23%

Mass Spectrometry
▲14%

▲13%

cell culture
▲8%

▲6%

biochemistry
▲6%

Project Management
▲3%



National Average
$82,000


Protein Purification
▼2%



PCR Analysis
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%