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The average biological scientist salary in District of Columbia, United States is $79,337 or an equivalent hourly rate of $38. This is 14% higher (+$9,964) than the average biological scientist salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,626. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in District of Columbia, United States.
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An entry level biological scientist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $56,546. On the other end, a senior level biological scientist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $104,538.

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Job Description
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

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