A Research Associate, Molecular Biology earns an average salary of $47,669 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.

$34,529 - $67,834
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MEDIAN: $47,669
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$15.89 - $31.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,529 - $67,834  
   
Bonus
$1,924 - $7,353  
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$34,456 - $68,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $31.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$24.16 - $35.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,924 - $7,353  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,456 - $68,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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: $47,121

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Experience Affects Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries



National Average
$47,000

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Skills That Affect Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

cell culture
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Molecular Biology
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PCR Analysis
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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