Average Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Molecular Biology Skills Salary in San Francisco, California

$100,915
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,750
Bonus
$5,087
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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Molecular Biology skills in San Francisco, California is $100,915.
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$61k
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MEDIAN $100,915
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Salary
$61k - $122k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$60k - $132k

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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 Biotechnology, Data Analysis and Bioinformatics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Protein Purification 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 $91,464 based on 12 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,165 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,098 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,658 based on 13 salaries.
Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Rockville, Maryland (20.7% less), Los Angeles, California (19.8% less) and San Diego, California (16.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 91 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.2%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
26.4%
Experienced
14.3%

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