Molecular Biologist Salary (United States)

A Molecular Biologist earns an average salary of $52,030 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Molecular Biologist Total Pay (?
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$34,424 - $89,562
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MEDIAN: $52,030
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Molecular Biologist Total Pay (?
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$12.78 - $30.41
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,424 - $89,562  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,792 - $89,852  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $30.41  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $49.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,163  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,792 - $89,852  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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Job Description for Molecular Biologist

  • Maintain chain of custody and proper storage for samples, performing general lab duties to meet standards.
  • Use scientific equipment to characterize specimens or products.
  • Research, identify, and test processes to improve formulations and technologies to create products.
  • Create written and oral reports to convey findings, recommendations, and safety information.

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Pay by Experience Level for Molecular Biologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Molecular Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%
Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Molecular Biologist Salaries

National Average
$51,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%
PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%

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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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