Staff Scientist with Molecular Biology Skills Salary

Average Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills make around $74K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills is high. This snapshot results from replies to 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Staff Scientists with Molecular Biology skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $92K on average.

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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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