Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salary (United States)

A Research Associate, Molecular Biology earns an average salary of $46,292 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Research Associate, Molecular Biology Total Pay (?
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$30,782 - $67,819
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MEDIAN: $46,292
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Research Associate, Molecular Biology Total Pay (?
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$12.58 - $26.92
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,782 - $67,819  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$1,388 - $3,000  
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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$30,737 - $67,901  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $26.92  
   
Overtime
$24.09 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,388 - $3,000  
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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$30,737 - $67,901  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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Job Description for Research Associate, Molecular Biology

  • 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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Pay Difference By Location

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$46,000
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Experience Affects Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

National Average
$46,000
Molecular Biology
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PCR Analysis
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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 7%
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