Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology Skills Salary

The average Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology skills earns approximately $74K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,159 - $105,243
(Median)
$48K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,450
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$14.78 - $49.92
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,159 - $105,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,081  
Profit Sharing
$7,478  
Total Pay (?
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$46,980 - $111,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $49.92  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,478  
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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$46,980 - $111,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $78K. Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $92K.

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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