Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology Skills Salary

Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills pull down an average of $69K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men working as Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Most Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,600 - $109,266
$47K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,990
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$16.75 - $28.00
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,600 - $109,266  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $19,271  
Total Pay (?
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$45,606 - $114,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.00  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,546 - $19,271  
   
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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$45,606 - $114,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. For Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. For some reason, Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $69K.

Key Stats for Staff Scientist

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Staff Scientist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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