Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey

The Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals Salary Survey reports compensation data for 173 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 161 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
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Laser Technician
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Assembler
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Biochemical Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Bioinformatics Programmer Analyst
  • Biologist
  • Biology Aide
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineering Head
  • Biomedical Engineering Manager
  • Biomedical Engineering Supervisor
  • 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
  • Clean Room Technician
  • 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 Scientist
  • 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
  • Information Security Manager
  • Intellectual Property Director
  • 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
  • ABAXIS INC
  • ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ACCELERON PHARMA INC
  • ACETO CORP
  • ACHAOGEN INC
  • ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ACORDA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ACUCELA INC
  • ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP
  • INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INSYS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • INTEGRATED BIOPHARMA INC
  • INTELLIA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INTERLEUKIN GENETICS INC
  • INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL CORP
  • IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • ABAXIS INC
  • ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ACCELERON PHARMA INC
  • ACETO CORP
  • ACHAOGEN INC
  • ACHILLION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ACORDA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ACUCELA INC
  • ACURA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP
  • ADMA BIOLOGICS INC
  • ADURO BIOTECH INC
  • ADVAXIS INC
  • AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AEGLEA BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC
  • AEOLUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AGENUS INC
  • AGIOS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AKORN INC
  • ALIMERA SCIENCES INC
  • ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ALTIMMUNE INC
  • AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AMGEN INC
  • AMICUS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • AMPHASTAR PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ANAPTYSBIO INC
  • ANI PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ANIKA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • AOXING PHARMACEUTICAL CO INC
  • APOLLO ENDOSURGERY INC
  • APPLIED GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC
  • APTEVO THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ARATANA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ARENA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ARIAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ARQULE INC
  • ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC
  • ASTERIAS BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC
  • ATHERSYS INC
  • AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • AVIRAGEN THERAPEUTICS INC
  • BALCHEM CORP
  • BIOANALYTICAL SYSTEMS INC
  • BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • BIODELIVERY SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BIOGEN INC
  • BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC
  • BIOSPECIFICS TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • BIO-TECHNE CORP
  • BIOTIME INC
  • BIOVERATIV INC
  • BLUEBIRD BIO INC
  • BLUEPRINT MEDICINES CORP
  • BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO
  • CALADRIUS BIOSCIENCES INC
  • CAMBREX CORP
  • CANCER PREVENTION PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CAPRICOR THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CAREDX INC
  • CATALENT INC
  • CELGENE CORP
  • CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CEMPRA INC
  • CERUS CORP
  • CHAMPIONS ONCOLOGY INC
  • CHECKPOINT THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTICS INC
  • CHEMOCENTRYX INC
  • CHIMERIX INC
  • CHROMADEX CORP
  • CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS INC
  • CORIUM INTERNATIONAL INC
  • CTI BIOPHARMA CORP
  • CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • CURIS INC
  • CV SCIENCES INC
  • CYANOTECH CORP
  • CYTOKINETICS INC
  • CYTOMX THERAPEUTICS INC
  • DARIOHEALTH CORP
  • DEPOMED INC
  • DERMIRA INC
  • DIPLOMAT PHARMACY INC
  • DNIB UNWIND INC
  • DURECT CORP
  • DYNAVAX TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EDITAS MEDICINE INC
  • EGALET CORP
  • ELEVEN BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC
  • ELI LILLY AND CO
  • ELITE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC
  • ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ENZON PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • EPICORE BIONETWORKS INC
  • EPIZYME INC
  • ESSA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP.
  • FIBROGEN INC
  • FITLIFE BRANDS INC
  • FIVE PRIME THERAPEUTICS INC
  • FORTRESS BIOTECH INC
  • GERON CORP
  • GILEAD SCIENCES INC
  • GLOBEIMMUNE INC
  • HALOZYME THERAPEUTICS INC
  • IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • IDEXX LABORATORIES INC
  • IMMUCELL CORP
  • IMMUNE DESIGN CORP
  • IMMUNOGEN INC
  • IMMUNOMEDICS INC
  • IMPAX LABORATORIES INC
  • IMPRIMIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL INC
  • INFINITY PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INNOVIVA INC
  • INNOVUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INSYS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • INTEGRATED BIOPHARMA INC
  • INTELLIA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • INTERLEUKIN GENETICS INC
  • INTERNATIONAL STEM CELL CORP
  • IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • JOUNCE THERAPEUTICS INC
  • JUNIPER PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • JUNO THERAPEUTICS INC
  • KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • KITE PHARMA INC
  • LANNETT CO INC
  • LATTICE BIOLOGICS LTD
  • LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • LIFEVANTAGE CORP
  • LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • MACROGENICS INC
  • MANNATECH INC
  • MANNKIND CORP
  • MEDIFOCUS INC
  • MEDIVATION INC
  • MERCK & CO INC
  • MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE INC
  • MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • MOMENTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • MUSCLEPHARM CORP
  • MYRIAD GENETICS INC
  • NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL INC
  • NAVIDEA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS INC
  • NEOGEN CORP
  • NEOS THERAPEUTICS INC
  • NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC
  • NEWLINK GENETICS CORP
  • NOVABAY PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • NOVAVAX INC
  • NUO THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OMEROS CORP
  • ONCOBIOLOGICS INC
  • ONCOGENEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ONCOMED PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ONCONOVA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OPEXA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • OPHTHOTECH CORP
  • OPIANT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • OPKO HEALTH INC
  • OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS INC
  • ORGENESIS INC
  • PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PEREGRINE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PFENEX INC
  • PFIZER INC
  • PIERIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PROCYON CORP
  • PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • PROPHASE LABS INC
  • PROTEA BIOSCIENCES GROUP INC
  • PTC THERAPEUTICS INC
  • QUIDEL CORP
  • RA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • RAPTOR PHARMACEUTICAL CORP
  • RBC LIFE SCIENCES INC
  • REATA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • RECRO PHARMA INC
  • REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • RELIV' INTERNATIONAL INC
  • REPLIGEN CORP
  • RETROPHIN INC
  • RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • ROCKWELL MEDICAL INC
  • SANGAMO THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SCICLONE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SEATTLE GENETICS INC
  • SELECTA BIOSCIENCES INC
  • SERES THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SIGA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • SOLIGENIX INC
  • SONOMA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SPARK THERAPEUTICS INC
  • SPECTRUM PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUNESIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • SURMODICS INC
  • T2 BIOSYSTEMS INC
  • TARGETED MEDICAL PHARMA INC
  • TEARLAB CORP
  • TELIGENT INC
  • TESARO INC
  • TETRAPHASE PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • THE GENEVA FOUNDATION
  • THE MEDICINES CO
  • THERAPEUTICSMD INC
  • TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • TREVENA INC
  • UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORP
  • US STEM CELL INC
  • USANA HEALTH SCIENCES INC
  • VANDA PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VERACYTE INC
  • VERICEL CORP
  • VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC
  • VICAL INC
  • VIVUS INC
  • VOYAGER THERAPEUTICS INC
  • WINDTREE THERAPEUTICS INC
  • XENCOR INC
  • XENETIC BIOSCIENCES INC
  • XOMA CORP
  • ZIOPHARM ONCOLOGY INC
  • ZOETIS INC
  • ZOGENIX INC

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