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Molecular Biologist Salary

A Molecular Biologist earns an average salary of $51,971 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$34,789 - $92,213
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MEDIAN: $51,970
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$12.86 - $30.30
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,789 - $92,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
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$34,156 - $91,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $30.30  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $49.91  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
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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$34,156 - $91,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Molecular Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 84%

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Molecular Biologist Salaries

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%