Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology Skills Salary

For Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills, yearly average wages total $70K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills making up 56 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,303 - $106,751
$46K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,616
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$17.10 - $28.00
$24
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,303 - $106,751  
   
Bonus
$2,027 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$45,423 - $110,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.00  
   
Overtime
$30.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,027 - $14,795  
   
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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$45,423 - $110,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Staff Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Staff Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 22 salaries. A Staff Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 4%