Biotechnology happens to be an innovative and crucial segment of science. After you successfully complete a B.Sc. or B.Tech program in biotechnology, a world of employment opportunities will open up for you in different biotechnological segments. Additionally, you’ll be able to land a job even in an area that is not directly related to biotechnology. You also have the option of pursuing an advanced program like a M.Sc., MTech or PhD degree in biotechnology.

A higher certification will help you to hone your existing skills and gain new skills that’ll eventually help you to earn a promotion or a management-level job. The segment of biotechnology is a sunrise sector in India with ample scope of future growth. Surveys and projections on the employment potential of the biotechnology sector along with its concomitant segments hint towards the possible creation of lakhs of jobs in the coming years. As a budding biotechnologist, you can anticipate a respectable salary for any entry-level professional.

After earning your undergraduate degree in biotechnology, you’ll be able to apply for an entry-level job in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Environmental Sector
  • Agricultural Sector
  • Agro-based Industries
  • Aquaculture
  • Bio Processing Industry
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Academic Institutions
  • Print/Digital Media
  • Bioinformatics
  • Food Manufacturing

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Job Positions Available After Completing B.Sc. Biotechnology
You can find a job as a biotech specialist, safety expert, bioinformist, research analyst or scientific writer In the private sector. The principal employers in the private segment are chemical firms, food processing companies, biotech firms, and pharmaceutical companies.

There are prospects galore for jobs in the public sector as well. Several openings for biotechnology graduates are available in government laboratories, research & development centres and institutes, bio processing companies, government owned pharmaceutical companies, and public universities and colleges.

Armed with your bachelor’s certification in biotechnology, you’ll be able to apply for a job as a clinical research manager, scientific assistant, research analyst, calibration technician, and biostatistician, and so on.


Salary After B.Sc Biotechnology in Different Jobs

As a biotechnology graduate, you can expect an average salary of 20,000 INR (per month) in a typical pharmaceutical concern. Of course, the remuneration package varies from company to company. The more established and well-known the organization, the higher the salary you can expect.

If you’re interested in etching a career out of sales and marketing, you can take up a job as a sales executive in a biotech firm that manufactures tools and gadgets for research and earn in the range of 22,000-25,000 INR every month in the initial years. Research labs in private hospitals and medical facilities offer salaries in the range of 12,000-15,000 INR per month to fresh recruits.

If you’ve earned your certification from a reputed establishment like IIT, you can look forward to a very lucrative pay packet. Furthermore, you’ll be in a position to negotiate for a handsome salary with your prospective employer, if you’ve good computer and internet research skills and have received a professional degree in the same.

As far as the government sector is concerned, many researchers’ positions are up for grabs. These positions come with a minimum starting salary of 14,000-17,000 INR per month. Other types of jobs are available as well in the public sector that have a minimum monthly salary of 22,000-26,000 INR. Your remuneration will go up substantially once you garner sufficient work experience.

Average Salary of Employees Having a B.Sc. in Biotechnology

Job Title Average Salary in Lakh (per annum)
Area Sales Manager 398000
Assistant Manager (Quality Control) 384000
Accounts Manager 600000
Senior Sales Executives 193000
Business Development Executive 385000
Registered Nurse (Critical Care) 244900-265000
Team Leader (Operations) 388000
Human Resource Manager 284000
Research Analyst 250000
Clinical Research Manager 365000
Calibration Technician 300000
Biostatiscian 276000

Average Salary in Terms of Years of Employment

Average Salary in lakhs (per annum)
0-1 year 122000
1-4 years 311000
5-9 years 477000
10-19 years 619000
20 years and above 870000

Average Salary City-wise

City (State) Average Salary in lakh (per annum)
Bangalore (Karnataka) 362000
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) 300000
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) 397000
Mumbai (Maharashtra) 361000
New Delhi 342000
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) 589000
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) 355000