Average Mid-Career Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $83,257.
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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 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Abbvie, Inc and Amgen Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Amgen Corporation where the average pay is $105,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Merck & Co., Inc., earning around $84,107. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. pays the lowest at around $69,056. Abbvie, Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,108.

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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 $77,565 based on 280 salaries. An early career Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,440 based on 1,104 salaries. An experienced Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,207 based on 510 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,752.
Employees with Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (21.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Durham, North Carolina (11.0% less), New York, New York (5.0% less) and San Diego, California (2.6% less).

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