Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salary

A Research Associate, Molecular Biology earns an average salary of $47,911 per year. A skill in cell culture is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$34,853 - $70,408
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MEDIAN: $47,970
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,853 - $70,408  
   
Bonus
$1,050 - $8,600  
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$34,703 - $70,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $30.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$24.73 - $34.90  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,050 - $8,600  
   
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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$34,703 - $70,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Most of the time, research associates in molecular biology work at laboratories on the campuses of universities or colleges. However, they may also work for other industries, such as pharmaceutical companies. Together with tenured researchers, they coauthor research reports. They work on various clinical trial studies. They may be involved in subject recruitment and interviewing subjects. They enroll eligible subjects. They attend community events in an effort to find participants from the community that are suitable as research subjects for their studies. They screen prospective research subjects.

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Research Associate, Molecular Biology Tasks

  • Conduct laboratory experiments according to established procedures.
  • Maintain lab equipment and ensure that inventory is accurately recorded.
  • Record experimental results accurately and consistently.
  • Anticipate and resolve issues encountered during experimental procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Pay by Experience for a Research Associate, Molecular Biology has a positive trend. An entry-level Research Associate, Molecular Biology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 208 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Research Associate, Molecular Biology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Research Associate, Molecular Biology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 33 salaries. A Research Associate, Molecular Biology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,176

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Key Stats for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$47,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

cell culture
▲11%


PCR Analysis
▲1%


National Average
$47,000

Protein Purification
▼5%

Western Blotting
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%
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