The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology in San Francisco, California is $100,429.
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Job Description for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
Most biotechnology research scientists work in a laboratory conducting experiments in the field of biotechnology, which looks to incorporate the unique characteristics of nature to invent or propose a product that can (for example) further crop growth, preserve food with greater safety, and possibly create a better pharmaceutical drug. Biotechnology researchers normally work for large industries, although positions do exist in governmental and nonprofit sectors. At many organizations, there i…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
The top respondents for the job title Research Scientist, Biotechnology are from the companies Amgen Corporation, Genentech, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Genentech, Inc. where the average pay is $122,084. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. pays the lowest at around $55,123.
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Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
Skills in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Data Analysis 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 $91,654 based on 24 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,591 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,742 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,021 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,000.
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Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (26.2% less), Los Angeles, California (18.5% less) and San Diego, California (18.0% less).
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