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Average Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology Salary

$104,195
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,241
Bonus
$6,088
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The average salary for a Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology is $104,195.
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$75k
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$104k
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$134k
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$75k - $134k
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$3k - $20k
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$1k - $20k
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$76k - $148k
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What Do Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnologies Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

4 out of 5
(196)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology

The top respondents for the job title Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology are from the companies Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer, Inc. and Abbvie, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Johnson & Johnson where the average pay is $125,652. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Corp, earning around $125,126 and $119,486, respectively. GlaxoSmithKline pays the lowest at around $97,034. Pfizer, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,067 and $113,437, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnologies?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnologies?

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 $96,618 based on 61 salaries. An early career Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,887 based on 467 salaries. A mid-career Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,539 based on 594 salaries. An experienced Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 594 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $114,956.
Employees with Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, Massachusetts (10.0% more) and San Diego, California (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (17.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,892 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
24.7%
Mid Career
31.4%
Experienced
31.4%
Late Career
9.3%