Average Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Product Development Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$87,922
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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology with Product Development skills in San Diego, California is $87,922.
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$56k
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MEDIAN $87,922
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$56k - $110k
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$57k - $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.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis, Protein Purification, Data Analysis, Molecular Biology 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 $88,954 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,678 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,989 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (5.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (26.1% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20.3% less) and Los Angeles, California (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Early Career
47.4%
Mid Career
28.9%
Experienced
23.7%

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