Average Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

$102,588
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,183
Bonus
$6,877
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The average salary for a Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $102,588.
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$73k
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MEDIAN $102,588
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Salary
$73k - $133k
Bonus
$3k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $22k
Total Pay
$74k - $145k

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Job Description for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Tasks
  • Lead the formulation, development, and optimization of new programs, designs, and prototypes.
  • Participate in research formulating and writing with other staff.
  • Assess new technologies and future applications of technologies.
  • Propose, plan, and manage research projects, report preparation, and presentation of findings.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

The top respondents for the job title Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology are from the companies Pfizer, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc. and Abbvie, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Johnson & Johnson where the average pay is $125,903. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Abbvie, Inc, earning around $119,921 and $113,827, respectively. GlaxoSmithKline pays the lowest at around $98,208. Abbott Laboratories and Pfizer, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $99,520 and $102,751, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

Skills in Biotechnology and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Product Development and Molecular Biology.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

An entry-level Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $91,507 based on 123 salaries. An early career Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,100 based on 620 salaries. A mid-career Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,602 based on 748 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,105 based on 622 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,419.
Employees with Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (11.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (20.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,300 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
27.0%
Mid Career
32.5%
Experienced
27.0%
Late Career
8.1%