Average Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary in San Francisco, California

$100,429
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,984
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology in San Francisco, California is $100,429.
10%
$69k
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$100k
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$124k
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$69k - $124k
Bonus
$4k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$67k - $134k

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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.

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 226 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Early Career
42.0%
Mid Career
27.4%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
4.4%

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