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

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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Molecular Biology skills in San Diego, California is $84,740.
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MEDIAN $84,740
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$58k - $115k
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$50k - $122k

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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 Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Protein Purification, Data Analysis and Biotechnology.

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 $79,804 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,576 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,432 based on 13 salaries.
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 (19.1% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (14.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rockville, Maryland (5.6% less) and Los Angeles, California (4.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 54 survey responses.
Early Career
55.6%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
24.1%

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