For Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills, annual average wages total $71K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills (60 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$47,306 - $106,666
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MEDIAN: $70,877
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National Salary Data (?
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$2,050 - $16,850  
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$47,020 - $109,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Hourly Rate
$24.02  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
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$2,050 - $16,850  
   
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$47,020 - $109,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Scientist

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $78K. Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $69K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$70,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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