The average salary for a Research Scientist, Biotechnology in San Diego, California is $82,682.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Research Scientist, Biotechnology
Skills in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Protein Purification and Data Analysis.
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 $78,111 based on 18 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,574 based on 88 salaries. A mid-career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,128 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,811 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,776.
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Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in South San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (21.5% more) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (18.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.4% less).
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