Molecular Biologists with PCR Analysis skills take home approximately $56K annually on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,475 - $80,822
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $55,930
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90%

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$16.65 - $30.62
(Median)
$17
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,475 - $80,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
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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$35,375 - $78,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $30.62  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
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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$35,375 - $78,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay by Experience Level for Molecular Biologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Molecular Biologists with PCR Analysis skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $47K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $55K. Molecular Biologists with PCR Analysis skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Molecular Biologists with PCR Analysis skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $95K.

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Experience Affects Molecular Biologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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