Molecular Biologist Salary

A Molecular Biologist earns an average salary of $57,813 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. A skill in Protein Purification is associated with high pay for this job.
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MEDIAN: $58,628
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Salary $37,914 - $93,007
Bonus $295.90 - $10,304
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$35,563 - $91,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $15.49 - $30.95
Overtime $35.95
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $295.90 - $10,304
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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$35,563 - $91,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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Job Description for Molecular Biologist

Molecular biologists work in a variety of settings that include hospitals, universities, independent laboratories, colleges, nonprofit companies, and government agencies. Most employers prefer that molecular biologists have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, organic chemistry, or bioengineering. However, employers may consider candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and significant experience as a molecular biologist.

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Molecular Biologist Tasks

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Molecular Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Molecular Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Molecular Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Molecular Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 36 salaries. A Molecular Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Molecular Biologist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Molecular Biologist Salaries

▲65%

▲30%

▲4%

National Average
$56,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Molecular Biologist Salaries

Protein Purification
▲35%

National Average
$56,000


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 8%
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