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Research Scientist Salary with Molecular Biology skills (United States)

A Research Scientist with Molecular Biology skills earns an average salary of $62,624 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Research Scientist with Molecular Biology skills Salary (?
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$40,404 - $95,202
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MEDIAN: $62,623
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Research Scientist with Molecular Biology skills Salary (?
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$14.36 - $36.25
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,404 - $95,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,176  
Profit Sharing
$3,907 - $9,900  
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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$39,597 - $99,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $36.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,176  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,907 - $9,900  
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).
)
$39,597 - $99,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay Difference By Location

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San Diego
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Raleigh
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Boston
up arrow 22%
Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
San Francisco
up arrow 8%
St. Louis
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National Average
$63,000
Rockville
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Atlanta
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Durham
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New York
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Houston
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Research Scientist with Molecular Biology skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%