The average pay for a Research Scientist with Molecular Biology skills is $66,430 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$40,773 - $100,641
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MEDIAN: $66,430
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$15.35 - $34.70
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MEDIAN: $24.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,773 - $100,641  
   
Bonus
$989 - $13,283  
Profit Sharing
$35.48 - $4,932  
Total Pay (?
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$40,138 - $103,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $34.70  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$989 - $13,283  
   
Profit Sharing
$35.48 - $4,932  
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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$40,138 - $103,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Pay by Experience Level for Research Scientist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,015

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Key Stats for Research Scientist

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
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Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Research Scientist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$65,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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