A Molecular Biologist earns an average salary of $52,925 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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$33,917 - $91,243
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91K
MEDIAN: $52,924
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Molecular Biologist Total Pay (?
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$12.23 - $33.37
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,917 - $91,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
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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$32,964 - $91,333  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $33.37  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
   
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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$32,964 - $91,333  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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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.
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 71%
Experienced
up arrow 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Molecular Biologist Salaries

National Average
$51,000
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 59 votes.
Gender
Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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