A Research Associate, Molecular Biology earns an average salary of $45,589 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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$30,494 - $67,059
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MEDIAN: $45,589
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Research Associate, Molecular Biology Total Pay (?
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$12.00 - $26.65
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,494 - $67,059  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,975  
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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$30,302 - $67,238  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 625
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $26.65  
   
Overtime
$24.36 - $36.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,975  
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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$30,302 - $67,238  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 625
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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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Late-Career
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$45,000

Skills That Affect Research Associate, Molecular Biology Salaries

PCR Analysis
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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