The average pay for a Research Scientist with Molecular Biology skills is $66,823 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$40,811 - $99,547
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MEDIAN: $66,823
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$16.39 - $34.63
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,811 - $99,547  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $13,610  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $11,836  
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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$40,205 - $103,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 513
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $34.63  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,001 - $13,610  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $11,836  
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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$40,205 - $103,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,465

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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$65,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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