Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Molecular Biologists, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. New salaries start at $42K and reach $60K in five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $70K. As Molecular Biologists reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.