Average Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Biotechnology Skills Salary in San Jose, California

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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Biotechnology skills in San Jose, California is $96,182.
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$86k
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MEDIAN $96,182
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$86k - $105k
Total Pay
$38k - $113k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Skills in Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis and Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $94,476 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,442 based on 4 salaries.
Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (5.6% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27.2% less), San Diego, California (13.6% less) and Seattle, Washington (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Early Career
63.6%
Mid Career
36.4%

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