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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Biotechnology skills is $86,121.
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Job Description for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

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.
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 Genentech, Inc. where the average pay is $117,916. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Johnson & Johnson and Amgen Corporation, earning around $104,604 and $95,000, respectively. Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc pays the lowest at around $58,590. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. and Abbvie, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,445 and $80,473, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Protein Purification, Data Analysis, Product Development and Molecular Biology.

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 $80,110 based on 145 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,738 based on 589 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,711 based on 393 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,701 based on 273 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,175.
Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (18.1% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (17.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20.5% less) and San Diego, California (2.1% less).

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