Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey

The Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey reports compensation data for 165 benchmark jobs covering medical, agricultural, and industrial biotechnology activities including manufacturing biological and medicinal products; processing botanical drugs and herbs; isolating active medicinal principals from botanical drugs and herbs; and the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external consumption in such forms as ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders, solutions, and suspensions.

The Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 12 executive and 153 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Animal Scientist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatics Programmer Analyst
  • Biologist
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Animal Scientist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatics Programmer Analyst
  • Biologist
  • Biology Aide
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineering Head
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Biomedical Research Scientist
  • Biophysicist
  • BioProcess Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotech Sales Representative
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • CAD/CAM Design Drafter
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Technician
  • Calibration Technician
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Clinical Data Specialist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • Clinical Systems Specialist
  • Compliance Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cost Estimator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Cytogenetic Technologist
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Design Engineering Manager
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Executive Vice President
  • Expediter
  • Forklift Operator
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Health Data Analyst (Mentor)
  • Health Data Analyst Associate
  • Hematologist
  • HIPAA Compliance Coordinator
  • Histopathologist
  • Histotechnologist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Immunohematologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Internal Publications Manager
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Laboratory Assistant Culture Media
  • Laboratory Assistant Liaison Inspection
  • Laboratory Clerk
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laser Technician
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Assembler
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Methods & Procedures Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Microbiology Technologist
  • Microelectronics Technician
  • Numerical Control Machine Operator
  • Occupational Nurse
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Manager
  • Packaging/Filling Operator
  • Pathologist
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • PC Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Process Design Analyst
  • Process Engineering Director
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Planner
  • Production Planning & Control Manager
  • Production Superintendent
  • Production Team Leader
  • Programmer Numerical Control
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Punch Press Operator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research & Development Director
  • Research & Development Manager (Technical)
  • Research Chemist
  • Research Engineer
  • Research Technician
  • Rights and Permissions Agent
  • Safety Manager
  • SAP Analyst
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Server Administrator
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Shipping Packer
  • Storage Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Engineering Officer
  • Top Research Officer
  • Toxicologist
  • Transportation Manager
  • Vendor Quality Supervisor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Web Designer
  • ABEONA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ACETO CORP
  • ACHAOGEN INC
  • ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ACUCELA INC
  • ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADAMAS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADMA BIOLOGICS INC
  • ADURO BIOTECH INC
  • AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ISATORI INC
  • JAGUAR ANIMAL HEALTH INC
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • JUNIPER PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KARYOPHARM THERAPEUTICS INC
  • KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KITE PHARMA INC
  • LANNETT CO INC
  • LESCARDEN INC
  • LIFEVANTAGE CORP
  • ABEONA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ACETO CORP
  • ACHAOGEN INC
  • ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ACUCELA INC
  • ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADAMAS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADMA BIOLOGICS INC
  • ADURO BIOTECH INC
  • AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AEOLUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AETERNA ZENTARIS INC
  • AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AKORN INC
  • ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ALIMERA SCIENCES INC
  • ALLERGAN INC
  • ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AMPHASTAR PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AMPIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ANACOR PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ANTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AOXING PHARMACEUTICAL CO INC
  • APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC
  • ARATANA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ARDELYX INC
  • ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ARGOS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ARQULE INC
  • ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC
  • ARROWHEAD RESEARCH CORP
  • ASTERIAS BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC
  • ATHERSYS INC
  • AVALANCHE BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC
  • AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS
  • AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AVIDUS MANAGEMENT GROUP INC
  • BALCHEM CORP
  • BELLICUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • BG MEDICINE INC
  • BIND THERAPEUTICS INC
  • BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS INC
  • BIOCARDIA INC
  • BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC
  • BIOSPECIFICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • BLUEPRINT MEDICINES CORP
  • BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO
  • CALMARE THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CAMBREX CORP
  • CANNAVEST CORP
  • CARA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CATALENT INC
  • CATALYST BIOSCIENCES INC
  • CELGENE CORP
  • CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CELLULAR BIOMEDICINE GROUP INC
  • CELSION CORP
  • CEMPRA INC
  • CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTICS INC
  • CHIASMA INC
  • CHIMERIX INC
  • CHROMADEX CORP
  • CONCERT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CORGENIX MEDICAL CORP
  • CORIUM INTERNATIONAL INC
  • CORMEDIX INC
  • CTD HOLDINGS INC
  • CTI BIOPHARMA CORP
  • CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CYANOTECH CORP
  • CYCLACEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CYTOKINETICS INC
  • CYTOMX THERAPEUTICS INC
  • DARA BIOSCIENCES INC
  • DEPOMED INC
  • DERMIRA INC
  • DIPLOMAT PHARMACY INC
  • DURECT CORP
  • DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EGALET CORP
  • ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC
  • ELI LILLY AND CO
  • ELITE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC
  • EMISPHERE TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ENTIA BIOSCIENCES INC
  • EPIRUS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EPIZYME INC
  • ERBA DIAGNOSTICS INC
  • FIBROCELL SCIENCE INC
  • FIBROGEN INC
  • FITLIFE BRANDS INC
  • FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS INC
  • FOREST LABORATORIES INC
  • FORTESS BIOTECH INC
  • FUSE SCIENCE INC
  • GELESIS INC
  • GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES INC
  • GENVEC INC
  • GEOVAX LABS INC
  • GERON CORP
  • GLOBEIMMUNE INC
  • GLYCOMIMETICS INC
  • GROW SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS INC
  • HOSPIRA INC
  • HYPERION THERAPEUTICS INC
  • IBIO INC
  • IDEXX LABORATORIES INC
  • IMMUCELL CORP
  • IMMUNE DESIGN CORP
  • IMMUNOGEN INC
  • IMMUNOMEDICS INC
  • IMPAX LABORATORIES INC
  • IMPRIMIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL INC
  • INERGETICS INC
  • INFINITY PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INNOVIVA INC
  • INNOVUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INSITE VISION INC
  • INTEGRATED BIOPHARMA INC
  • INTELLECT NEUROSCIENCES INC
  • INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INTERLEUKIN GENETICS INC
  • INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL CORP
  • IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ISATORI INC
  • JAGUAR ANIMAL HEALTH INC
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • JUNIPER PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KARYOPHARM THERAPEUTICS INC
  • KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KITE PHARMA INC
  • LANNETT CO INC
  • LESCARDEN INC
  • LIFEVANTAGE CORP
  • LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • LIVEWIRE ERGOGENICS INC
  • LIXTE BIOTECH HOLDINGS INC
  • MABVAX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS INC
  • MACROGENICS INC
  • MANNATECH INC
  • MATINAS BIOPHARMA HOLDINGS INC
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC
  • MEDIFOCUS INC
  • MERCK & CO INC
  • MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE INC
  • MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • MUSCLEPHARM CORP
  • MYND ANALYTICS INC
  • MYOS CORP
  • MYRIAD GENETICS INC
  • NANTKWEST INC
  • NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL
  • NATURES SUNSHINE PRODUCTS INC
  • NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS INC
  • NEOGEN CORP
  • NEOS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • NEWLINK GENETICS CORP
  • NORTHWEST BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC
  • NOVABAY PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • NUTRA PHARMA CORP
  • OCATA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OCERA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OCULAR THERAPEUTIX INC
  • OCULUS INNOVATIVE SCIENCES INC
  • OMEROS CORP
  • ONCOGENEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ONCOMED PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ONCONOVA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OPHTHOTECH CORP
  • OPKO HEALTH INC
  • ORAGENICS INC
  • OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ORGENESIS INC
  • OVASCIENCE INC
  • PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PALATIN TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • PARATEK PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PATHEON
  • PDL BIOPHARMA INC
  • PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PERNIX THERAPEUTICS HOLDINGS INC
  • PFENEX INC
  • PFIZER INC
  • PHARMA GROUP, INC.
  • PHARMACYCLICS INC
  • PHARMATHENE INC
  • PLANDAI BIOTECHNOLOGY INC
  • PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • POZEN INC
  • PRAXSYN CORP
  • PRESTIGE BRANDS HOLDINGS INC
  • PROCYON CORP
  • PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PROPHASE LABS INC
  • PROTEA BIOSCIENCES GROUP INC
  • PROTEO INC
  • PROVECTUS BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PTC THERAPEUTICS INC
  • QUIDEL CORP
  • RAPTOR PHARMACEUTICAL CORP
  • RBC LIFE SCIENCES INC
  • RECEPTOS INC
  • RECRO PHARMA INC
  • REGEN BIOPHARMA INC
  • REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • REGENXBIO INC
  • REGULUS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • RELIV' INTERNATIONAL INC
  • RELYPSA INC
  • RESPONSE GENETICS INC
  • REVANCE THERAPEUTICS INC
  • RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC
  • SAGENT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
  • SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SCICLONE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SCYNEXIS INC
  • SIGA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • SOLIGENIX INC
  • SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SURMODICS INC
  • SYNAGEVA BIOPHARMA CORP
  • T2 BIOSYSTEMS INC
  • TARGETED MEDICAL PHARMA INC
  • TEARLAB CORP
  • TESARO INC
  • TETRAPHASE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • TG THERAPEUTICS INC
  • THE MEDICINES CO
  • THERAPEUTICSMD INC
  • TREVENA INC
  • TRISTAR WELLNESS SOLUTIONS INC
  • ULURU INC
  • UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORP
  • USANA HEALTH SCIENCES INC
  • VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VBI VACCINES INC
  • VENAXIS INC
  • VERACYTE INC
  • VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VITAE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VITRO DIAGNOSTICS INC
  • VIVUS
  • VTV THERAPEUTICS INC
  • WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
  • XENCOR INC
  • XENOPORT INC
  • XOMA CORP
  • ZOETIS INC
  • ZOGENIX INC
  • ZOSANO PHARMA CORP
  • ZYNERBA PHARMECEUTICALS INC

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