Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salary

A Research Associate, Molecular Biology earns an average salary of $49,414 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$32,089 - $70,310
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$32K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,413
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$15.00 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,089 - $70,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$32,039 - $71,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $35.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$17.87 - $35.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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).
)
$32,039 - $71,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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

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

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National Average: $48,774

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Experience Affects Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

Research Analysis
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National Average
$49,000

PCR Analysis
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Molecular Biology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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