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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$37,863 - $93,118
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MEDIAN: $57,813
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$15.57 - $30.70
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,863 - $93,118  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,978  
Total Pay (?
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$35,463 - $91,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$38.01  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,978  
   
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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$35,463 - $91,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain chain of custody and proper storage for samples, performing general lab duties to meet standards.
  • Use scientific equipment to characterize specimens or products.

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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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Key Stats for Molecular Biologist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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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
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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